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Meet the Milken Educators

Learn more about the 33 outstanding teachers and principals who joined the Milken Educator family in 2018-19.

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About the Milken Educator Awards

For more than 30 years, we've been surprising outstanding educators across the U.S. with $25,000 cash prizes. Check out the facts in our online newsroom.

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Milken Educators are shaping educational policy and impacting student outcomes for their states and the entire nation.

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After the Flood

Becky Streff (NE '18) turns Nebraska's catastrophic floods into a teachable moment.

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What are the Milken Educator Awards?

Film has the Oscar™, music has the Grammy™, science has the Nobel Prize and sports has its Olympic Gold, but what about the unsung heroes on the frontlines shaping our future?  Where is the recognition for our nation’s educators?  Enter Lowell Milken and the Milken Educator Awards.