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Award Notification:  Kelly Sutcliffe (HI '16)


Featured in this video:  Kelly Sutcliffe (HI '16)
Honolulu, HI   |    Feb 02, 2017
President Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Kelly Sutcliffe, Welcome to HI's Milken Educator Family!

It's a big day at Honolulu's President Thomas Jefferson Elementary School: Students are gathered for an all-school assembly, where Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige, First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, State Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Complex Area Superintendent Ruth Silberstein are celebrating the school's stellar STEM programs. But there's another reason for their visit, which comes to light when Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, surprises fourth-grade teacher Kelly Sutcliffe with a 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and $25,000. Watch the video to share Sutcliffe's day of joy and celebration.

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  • Dear Kelly,
    As NJ teachers, Colleen and I are so impressed by this prestigious achievement that words cannot describe it. We congratulate you for all your hard work; you certainly deserve the Milken Educator Award. As a matter of fact, we both became misty-eyed while watching your video. Here's to you!!
    Love,
    Aunt Gail and Cousin Colleen

    Posted by Mrs. Gail Brennan, 17/02/2017 1:51pm (1 month ago)

  • I am Kelly's Aunt Gail. I am a retired New Jersey teacher. My daughter is also a teacher. Both of us have teaching certificates in Nursery and Elementary Education. When my sister Sue (Kelly's mom) told me about this great honor, I was so proud of her that I cried happy tears. My daughter and I were both delighted as we watched the video of Kelly's recognition. She is indeed a gifted teacher, as well as a dedicated runner in marathons, etc. Her talents are too many to count, and our whole family is as impressed as ever. We luv ya, Kelly!
    Aunt Gail, Uncle Jack, and Colleen

    Posted by Mrs. Gail Brennan, 16/02/2017 11:12pm (1 month ago)

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