Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators


  • "My first job was as an elevator operator at a warehouse in New York. I learned to be outgoing and help others, despite the fact that..." (read more)
    Manuel Zaldivar (CT '16)
    Billingual Teacher, The CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts
  • "The Milken Educator Award presentation had an impact on our entire community. For days and weeks after the notification, parents and..." (read more)
    Devon Willis-Jones (LA '16)
    Principal, Jeanerette Elementary School
  • "How can we get and keep good teachers? Acknowledge and honor them for their hard work. Showcase the growth our students are making..." (read more)
    Aimee Schade (IN '16)
    TAP Master Teacher, West Goshen Elementary
  • "[In fifth grade] I decided that I didn't have a 'math brain.'  And, no surprise, I found math more difficult from that point..." (read more)
    Kara Davis (AR '16)
    Literacy Facilitator, Northside Elementary School
  • "Kids are a work in progress, as we all are. It's so unfair for us to judge them based on what they have done or how they have acted..." (read more)
    Amanda Robertson (NC '16)
    Curriculum Facilitator, Jones Intermediate School
  • "I know I'm succeeding as an educator when my kids feel good about themselves and they know I care. Academics are very important, but..." (read more)
    Catherine Randall (LA '16)
    Teacher, Joseph J. Davies Elementary
  • "I know I'm succeeding as an educator when my students come back and visit me and tell me how successful they are in high school, or..." (read more)
    Lindsay Frevert (NJ '16)
    Teacher, Van Derveer Elementary School
  • "I teach my students that when people feel helpless, sharing stories is a powerful way to promote understanding, empathy and change...." (read more)
    Gina Benz (SD '15)
    Teacher, Roosevelt High School
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