"I think [my Milken Educator Award] allows [my students] to see that through hard work and determination, good things can happen to them. I was in the same position as many of the students that I teach. I did not have a lot growing up, but my parents did the best they could for me. If they were not able to help me, they found someone who could. It takes a village to raise a child, and I am glad to be part of the village that helped shape me into the person that I am today." —
Jayda Pugliese (PA '16) Principal
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