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Jan 22, 2016

If Someone Gave Your School a Million Dollars....

If someone gave you a million dollars for your school, how would you spend it? That's one of the questions we asked our newest Milken Educators in our new Spotlight profiles. See their answers and get to know the class of 2015-16 in Connections.

Dear Milken Educators and Champions of Education,

The Milken Educator Awards team traveled south this week, adding two more amazing teachers to our community of Milken Educators. Keep reading for details and follow along in our photo galleries and videos.

Melody Tucker

Dr. Melody Tucker (AL '15), who chairs the science department at Citronelle High School, teaches everything from regular, honors and AP Biology to Honors Anatomy and Physiology. She is a trained Alabama New Teacher Mentor, participates in the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), and coordinates a summer program for at-risk and rural students.
SEE: Melody's photo gallery
WATCH: Melody's notification video


Rhonda Burrage (MS '15)

Rhonda Burrage

Rhonda Burrage (MS '15), a math teacher at Magnolia Middle School in Meridian, hasn't missed a day of teaching in seven years, serves as a mentor for first-year teachers, is on the school leadership team, and chairs the BETA club, where she coordinates community service projects. Her algebra students have the highest scores in the district. Don't miss the video of Rhonda's phone call to her mom to share the good news.
SEE: Rhonda's photo gallery
WATCH: Rhonda's notification video


Connections: Get to Know Our 2015-16 Milken Educators

Spotlight collage

Get to know the 2015-16 Milken Educators in our new Spotlight interview series. Clockwise from top left: Bill Smithyman (KS '15)Kendra Borden (RI '15)Nick Williams (CA '15), and Peter Arseneault (CT '15). Look for new profiles weekly.


Erika Penzer Kerekes
Social Media and Online Content Manager
ekerekes@mff.org | 310-570-4771


In this newsletter:  Peter Arseneault (CT '15)Kendra Borden (RI '15)Rhonda Burrage (MS '15)William Smithyman (KS '15)Dr. Melody Tucker (AL '15)Nick Williams (CA '15)
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