Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators

In Memoriam


    Dr. Carol Virostek (CT '91)

    Dr. Carol Virostek (CT ’91) passes away, leaves behind a legacy of literature and empowerment. (read more)
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    Diane Weitz (IA '94)

    Diane Weitz (IA '94), highly honored principal, passes away at age 78 (read more)
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    Dr. Lore Wiggins (CO '89)

    Lore Wiggins (CO '89), devoted teacher and advocate for intercultural understanding passed away at age 79. (read more)
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    Nancy Mounts (IA '93)

    Nancy Mounts (IA '93) passed away at age 77, having devoted more than two thirds of her life to educating our nation's youth. (read more)
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    Dr. Jan Duke (CA '98)

    At the time of the Award, Dr. Jan Duke was a teacher at John Adams Elementary School in Madera, CA. (read more)
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    David Borth (MI '94)

    David Borth (MI ’94), the inspirational leader of the Milken Educator Awards’ long-standing Michigan network, passed away July 7, 2012. (read more)
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    Dr. L.F. Henderson (AR '94)

    Ashtown, Ark. principal Dr. L.F. Henderson (AR '94), who was known for making his school an integral part of his town's community, died March 12, 2012. (read more)
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    Javier Marquez Milo (NM '04)

    Colleagues described Javier Marquez Milo (NM '04) as a "magnet of hope." He was an administrator in the Deming School District and working towards completion of his PhD at New Mexico State University. At the time of his Award, Milo was principal of Martin Elementary School in Deming, which grew from the lowest to the highest performing school in the district and was recognized as one of the top 10 schools in New Mexico for math achievement. (read more)
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    Marlin Lippert, Jr. (PA '94)

    Marlin Lippert (PA '94), an educator who was "driven to find ways to accommodate the vastly differing instructional needs inherent in any group of students," died on March 3, 2012. (read more)
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    Dorothy Winbush Riley (MI '94)

    Elementary school principal and prolific author Dorothy Winbush Riley (MI ’94) died February 21, 2012. (read more)
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