Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators


  • "We don't [teach] to be recognized. We do it for the kids, and we do it because we have a passion for it. No one goes into teaching..." (read more)
    Deborah Siebern-Dennis (MO '15)
    Teacher, Bode Middle School
  • "They [the students] remind me that I'm human. You can't teach middle school and not know that. There are a lot of children that walk..." (read more)
    Kimberly Freeman (SC '15)
    Human Resource Director, Lexington County School District
  • "Just over 10 years ago, you began awarding the Milken Educator Award in South Dakota. In my mind, I can still see the article and..." (read more)
    Gina Benz (SD '15)
    Teacher, Roosevelt High School
  • "When I became a teacher, I didn't really know why. But when I got older, I thought, when I die, I want 10,000 people to show up at..." (read more)
    Ricardo Larios (OR '15)
    Teacher, Waldo Middle School
  • "Over the course of my young career in education I have had many students ask me 'So why did you become a teacher?' My response has..." (read more)
    Peter Arseneault (CT '15)
    Teacher, Bacon Academy
  • "To me, it's really important to hold high standards [for my students]. I think sometimes kids don't hold those high standards for..." (read more)
    Lauren Jensen (NY '15)
    Teacher, Robert E. Lee High School
  • "I love working with teenagers and helping them to become the adults that I know they can be [and] that they think they can be."..." (read more)
    Brittany Matsushino (AZ '15)
    Assistant Principal, Mica Mountain High School
  • "Through relationship teaching, you learn about these kids, you learn about their home lives, you learn about their struggles, you..." (read more)
    Ryan Moore (CO '15)
    Teacher, Pueblo County High School
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