Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators

In Memoriam

  • Dorothy Winbush Riley (MI '94)

    Elementary school principal and prolific author Dorothy Winbush Riley (MI ’94) died February 21, 2012. (read more)
  • 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)
  • Dr. Robert Ziegler (NE '98)

    Dr. Robert Ziegler (NE '98) and his brother <a href="http://www.mff.org/mea/mea.taf?page=recipient&amp;meaID=813">Woody Ziegler</a>, also a Milken Educator (NE '96) used their "Milken money" to found their own company, Learning for the Future. (read more)
  • Jeanie Weve (KS '10)

    It was said that <a href="educators/view/jeanie-weve" target="_blank">Jeanie (Padron) Weve (KS '10)</a> inspired "her students to learn through the power of creative and physical activity. (read more)
  • Bennie Murl Dillard (WA '95)

    As principal of Kent-Meridian Senior High School in Kent, Wash., <a href="educators/view/bennie-murl-dillard">Bennie M. Dillard (WA '95)</a> created a program that extended the school week with bi-monthly Saturday classes. (read more)
  • Clyde McGrady (GA '90)

    <a href="educators/view/clyde-mcgrady" target="_blank">Clyde McGrady (GA '90)</a> was named Georgia Middle School Principal of the Year in 1994 and taught a total of 34 years before retiring in 1999. (read more)
  • Dr. Samuel Mitrovich, Jr. (PA '97)

    <a href="educators/view/dr-samuel-mitrovich-jr" target="_blank">Dr. Samuel Mitrovich, Jr. (PA '97)</a> taught biology for 40 years at Freedom, Penn.'s Freedom Area High School. (read more)
  • Linda McAlexander (CA '99)

    <a href="educators/view/linda-mcalexander" target="_blank">Linda McAlexander (CA '99)</a>, who died April 18, 2011 at the age of 65, taught performing arts Computech Middle School in Fresno, Calif. (read more)
  • C. Ray Baker (AR '95)

    <a href="educators/view/c-ray-baker" target="_blank">Ray Baker (AR '95)</a> 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)
  • Thomas Fleming (MI '92)

    <a href="educators/view/thomas-fleming" target="_blank">Tom Fleming (MI '92)</a> 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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