Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators


  • Top 7 Ways Educators Are Spending Their Summer Vacation

    July 30, 2013

    We asked 82 teachers, principals, administrators and superintendents in the Milken Educators Network how they're spending their summer vacations. Here are the Top 7 answers.

  • Rising to the Top to Help Those at the Bottom

    June 18, 2013

    "Education is either life or death," says Dexter Chaney (IL ’11).  "It's our responsibility to inspire young people, educate them, and transform them to be great contributors to our society."

    What started out as volunteering in his alma mater high school has taken Dexter Chaney to heights he hadn’t imagined possible.  Now that he knows that there are no limits, he has no intention of stopping.  Dexter Chaney is a man on a mission to save lives.

  • From Obstacles to Opportunities

    January 31, 2013

    When Dr. Carrie Buck first arrived as principal at C.T. Sewell Elementary School in 2006, she encountered a rundown, graffiti-covered facility in the old section of Henderson, Nevada.... "At the time," says Dr. Buck, "I had no idea how truly lucky I was to have such a great opportunity.”

  • Thank You Very Much, Mr. Roboto

    August 29, 2012
    2011 Hawaii Milken Educator Glenn Lee left a clear career path to engineer superstardom and created one of the most intense high school robotics programs in the country.
  • International Relations

    January 1, 2011
  • Fudge Muffins and Tartar Sauce

    January 1, 2011
    Through the "Dare Not to Swear!" Campaign, Madonna Hanna (WA '99) & her students at Bremerton High School have made cool not to cuss.
  • Failure Is Not An Option

    January 1, 2011
    Handpicked by the Tennessee Department of Education, Dr. Julie Williams (TN '95) came out of retirement and turned a troubled school around
  • Lights! Camera! Excellence!

    January 1, 2011
    From a small after-school club to six classes a day and over 250 top awards, Jeff Rudkin's (IN '07) video production program has grown into a national model of excellence
  • Reduce Waste. Increase Achievement.

    January 1, 2011
    One thing you will never find in Kristen Drake's (GA '06) classroom is a paper trail
  • Life Science

    January 1, 2010
    For nearly three decades, Milken Educator Janice Crowley (KS '97) has been a catalyst for transforming students into scientists
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