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WASHINGTON—While many Americans will be tuning in to the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, one Oklahoma teacher will have the best seat in the house.

Susan Bumgarner spends her days as an early childhood educator in Oklahoma City, like she has for the past 20 years.

However, she will be spending her Tuesday night watching President Obama’s speech inside the First Lady’s box.

Bumgarner has written curriculum, trained Head Start teachers and prepared parents by teaching Early Birds readiness class.

In 1992, she began teaching pre-kindergarten at Wilson Arts Integration Elementary School.

She is one of just 23 people who were invited to sit the First Lady’s box.

Among the others who were invited include a female sergeant who was awarded medals for her service in Afghanistan, the winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a wounded Marine, the CEO of Apple and the flight director of the Mars Curiosity Rover.

You can watch the State of the Union address on News Channel 4 at 8 p.m.