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Katelyn Baker Wins TN Milken Award

Katie Baker (TN '16)   |   Battle Academy  |  Chattanooga, TN  |  Mar 07, 2017

Good morning, Battle Academy! Students, staff and guests are enjoying the morning assembly to celebrate student learning, featuring Tennessee Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen and Hamilton County Department of Education Interim Superintendent Dr. Kirk Kelly. But wait—who's that special guest waiting in the wings? McQueen brings up Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, who surprises third-grade teacher Katelyn Baker with Tennessee's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and a check for $25,000! Relive Baker's career-changing day in these amazing photos.

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  • Battle Academy Principal Saunya Goss 2
  • Battle Academy students pledge of allegiance
  • Battle Academy students perform song
  • Hamilton County Superintendent Kirk Kelly Battle Academy
  • Tennessee commissioner Candice McQueen Battle Academy
  • Jane Foley Battle Academy
  • Jane Foley Battle Academy student 1
  • Jane Foley Battle Academy student 2
  • Jane Foley Battle Academy student 3
  • Battle Academy students excited
  • Jane Foley Battle Academy students award amount
  • Battle Academy students spell 25000
  • Katelyn Baker reaction
  • Katelyn Baker reaction 2
  • Katelyn Baker walks to front 2
  • Katelyn Baker acceptance speech
  • Katelyn Baker check state dignitaries
  • Katelyn Baker veteran Milken Educators
  • Katelyn Baker calls fiance
  • Katelyn Baker classroom
  • Katelyn Baker with students
  • Katelyn Baker portrait

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