Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators

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In November 2019, Gaylon Garner (IL '88) died at age 75. At the time of her Milken Award, Gaylon taught kindergarten at Ralph H. Metcalfe Community Academy in Chicago.


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  • I'm devastated to learn that Gaylor has died. She was one of the first to receive the Milken Award; I met her when I received my award in 1992. Many of us from Illinois shared good times, especially at the Milken and/or state conferences. (when both were in vogue). She had an indomitable spirit and an infectious personality. My only regret is that I lost contact with her ~ and a few good others. Patricia Walker

    Posted by Patricia Walker, 13/07/2020 6:25pm (18 months ago)

  • Mrs. Garner was a phenomenal teacher that set the tone for many foundations. I am forever indebted to her passion for teaching and the time she spent with me and my family in and out of class.

    Posted by Nicole Owens, 23/05/2020 1:45pm (20 months ago)

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