Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators

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Neil Anstead, the legendary art and humanities teacher who was a member of the founding class of 1987 California Milken Educators, has died. He spent 44 years as an educator before his retirement in 2004. In 2011, the Cleveland Humanities Magnet named a building after him.

Neil shared some memories with us when we celebrated the Milken Award's 30th anniversary. Click the video below to see his comments.


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  • Neil Anstead, I had the pleasure of learning from you. Your voice remained soothing and passionate. Your love for educating and music is what I remember. I think of you randomly through all these years. May you rest in peace. You took me to my first opera. I remember your stories of earthquake waves and first time you've seen a ball point pen. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passions with your students all these years. We think of you. Thank you

    Posted by Sharon, 03/12/2021 2:09am (16 months ago)

  • Glad to know you and pleasure working with you, Neil. You taught me, and very many others, a whole lot. May your gardens live on. Sending love to your family.

    Posted by Lili Barsha, 10/04/2021 8:28pm (24 months ago)

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