Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators


  • "Robert Frost once said, 'I am not an educator, but an awakener.' When I walk into my classroom each morning, it is my goal to awaken..." (read more)
    Lindsay Murray (VA '16)
    Teacher, South Salem Elementary School
  • "I truly hold the Milken Family Foundation close to my heart. It changed my life and career completely and validated my teaching practices."..." (read more)
    Robert Rivera (TX '06)
    Teacher, Faulk Middle School
  • "To my students: You make every day coming to work a dream come true for me. This is what being a teacher is all about — not just a prize..." (read more)
    Laura Servin (TX '15)
    Teacher, Whittier Middle School
  • "Winning the Milken Educator Award has really built my confidence as a leader in education. It's given me the freedom to step out and take..." (read more)
    Dr. Shasta Looper (SC '12)
    Instructional Coach , Youth Leadership Academy
  • "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 because..." (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 into..." (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 photo in..." (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 my..." (read more)
    Ricardo Larios (OR '15)
    Teacher, Waldo Middle School
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