Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators

In Memoriam

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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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    Charles Mingo (IL '93)

    Charles Mingo (IL ’93), a former Chicago, Ill. and Gary, Ind. middle- and high-school principal who believed that "all children can learn, regardless of economic and social deprivations" died February 9, 2012. (read more)
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    Dr. Robert Ziegler (NE '98)

    Dr. Robert Ziegler (NE '98) and his brother Woody Ziegler, also a Milken Educator (NE '96) used their "Milken money" to found their own company, Learning for the Future. (read more)
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    Jeanie Weve (KS '10)

    It was said that Jeanie (Padron) Weve (KS '10) inspired "her students to learn through the power of creative and physical activity. (read more)
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    Bennie Murl Dillard (WA '95)

    As principal of Kent-Meridian Senior High School in Kent, Wash., Bennie M. Dillard (WA '95) created a program that extended the school week with bi-monthly Saturday classes. (read more)
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    Clyde McGrady (GA '90)

    Clyde McGrady (GA '90) was named Georgia Middle School Principal of the Year in 1994 and taught a total of 34 years before retiring in 1999. (read more)
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    Dr. Samuel Mitrovich, Jr. (PA '97)

    Dr. Samuel Mitrovich, Jr. (PA '97) taught biology for 40 years at Freedom, Penn.'s Freedom Area High School. (read more)
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    Linda McAlexander (CA '99)

    Linda McAlexander (CA '99), who died April 18, 2011 at the age of 65, taught performing arts Computech Middle School in Fresno, Calif. (read more)
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    C. Ray Baker (AR '95)

    Ray Baker (AR '95) died March 4, 2011, at the age of 71. Baker taught American history at Southside High School in Fort Smith, AR, for 44 years. (read more)
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    Thomas Fleming (MI '92)

    Tom Fleming (MI '92) died November 4, 2010, at 77 years old. He was known for his 20 years of work in the Washtenaw County juvenile detention center in Ann Arbor, MI. (read more)
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