2013 Washington state Milken Educator Nate Gibbs-Bowling says one thing is clear: Students' ability to achieve is limited only by teachers' investment in their success.
Science teacher Courtney Matulka (NE '15) wants students to leave her class asking themselves an important question: "How can I leave my mark on the world?"
For Kimberly Freeman (SC '15), the 2016 Milken Educator Awards Forum offered more than novel classroom strategies: It was about thinking, dreaming, and doing.
After years in the classroom and school leadership, Maggie Knutson (MN ‘04) dove headfirst into a new world: building educational technology in Silicon Valley.
What does success look like for STEM teacher Nicki Derryberry (AZ '15)? When students aren't afraid to fail.
Six summers as a sleepaway camp counselor convinced Anthony Angelini (PA '15) that he wanted to work with kids — and made his 59-minute class periods seem completely manageable.
Kimberly Freeman (SC '15) knows she's succeeding as an educator when students — and colleagues — believe in their own power to change the world.
Lauren Wilson (VA '15) tells students who express interest in education that the world needs as many great teachers as possible: "It's the only way to keep raising great humans."
A long line of female math teachers in middle school, high school and college gave Rhonda Burrage (MS '15) a bevy of role models and reinforced her decision to enter the classroom.
Brittany Matsushino (AZ '15) changed schools often as a kid thanks to her dad's military career. Her teachers provided welcome stability and support as she moved around — and now she's doing the same.