Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators


  • Spotlight: Emily Howard (AR '22)

    April 12, 2023

    Emily Howard loves watching independence and collaboration blossom in her third graders: “There’s nothing like hearing students chattering with encouragement and questions as they work together.”

  • Spotlight: Diana Lopez (TX '22)

    April 11, 2023

    For Diana Lopez, the most meaningful part of her Milken Award notification was knowing her son Victor was watching: “There is something very special about looking at your child as they look back at you with pride in their eyes.”

  • Spotlight: Anna Norviel Attebury (ID '22)

    April 10, 2023

    Anna Norviel Attebury uses her after-school STEM club to introduce students to the concept of teamwork: “It can be challenging to share ideas rather than just getting to do things their own way.”

  • Spotlight: Dereka Duncan (LA '22)

    April 6, 2023

    Dereka Duncan chartered her district’s first elementary Beta Club to build empathy and pride through community service: “My Beta members understand that they are able to impact others and make a difference even at a young age.” 

  • Spotlight: Megan Brown (AZ '22)

    April 4, 2023

    Principal Megan Brown has led her school to new heights by focusing on targeted interventions, literacy skills, and collaboration: “We have leaned into one another, knowing that together we could accomplish anything.”

  • Spotlight: Dion T. Jones (MD '22)

    March 30, 2023

    Dion T. Jones thinks about success as a long-term project: “It’s not an overnight process. It takes compassionate commitment.”

  • Spotlight: Charlotte Buskill (KY '22)

    March 29, 2023

    The teachers who helped Charlotte Buskill through her early struggles with dyslexia inspired her to pursue a career in the classroom: “Their insurmountable dedication to my success showed me early on the compassion, love and determination that educators possess.”

  • Spotlight: Rejily Soriano (NV '22)

    March 28, 2023

    Rejily Soriano wants her students to remember the milestones they tackled in kindergarten, and the hard work behind their success: “If they apply that lesson throughout their life, they can achieve anything.”

  • Spotlight: Jenna Dean (TX '22)

    March 24, 2023

    Fourth grade teacher Jenna Dean mentors pre-service teachers to prepare them for job interviews and their first classrooms. To her delight, her district has hired several: “There is such a sense of pride getting to work with the students you mentored and seeing their success each and every day.”

  • Spotlight: Esther Kwon (HI '22)

    March 22, 2023

    Growing up in an immigrant family instilled in Esther Kwon the importance of serving her community and helping others strengthen their sense of belonging: “I chose education because it empowers me to contribute to the greater good with honor and integrity.”

Page:   Prev 1 2 3 4 5   ...   48 Next