IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: TWO LOUISIANA EDUCATORS SURPRISED WITH NATIONAL AWARD AND $25,000 PRIZE

Dec 11, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. - This week, two Louisiana educators were surprised with the 2017-2018 Milken Educator Award, a prestigious national recognition that comes with an unrestricted check for $25,000. The recipients, Angela Boxie of Edgar Martin Middle School in Lafayette and Theresa Cross of Alice M. Harte Charter School in New Orleans, are among 44 educators across the nation to receive the prize this year.
 
 
 
Both recipients thought they were attending school wide assemblies to talk with students about recent increases in student performance but were quickly surprised when Lowell Milken, of the Milken Family Foundation, announced each as a winner. 
 
 
 
The very first Milken Educator Awards were presented by the Milken Family Foundation 30 years ago in 1987. The awards provide public recognition and individual financial rewards of $25,000 to elementary and secondary school teachers, principals and specialists from around the country who are furthering excellence in education. Recipients are heralded in early to mid-career for what they have achieved and for the promise of what they will accomplish.
 
For more information about the Milken Educator Awards, visit www.MilkenEducatorAwards.org.

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