Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators


  • "Receiving the Milken Educator Award reaffirmed my values as a teacher and leader. It has pushed me to be bolder and to advocate not only..." (read more)
    Manuel Zaldivar (CT '16)
    Principal, Chamberlain Elementary School
  • "The Milken Educator Award presentation had an impact on our entire community. For days and weeks after the notification, parents and..." (read more)
    Devon Willis-Jones (LA '16)
    Director of Service Operations, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
  • "How can we get and keep good teachers? Acknowledge and honor them for their hard work. Showcase the growth our students are making and..." (read more)
    Aimee Schade (IN '16)
    Principal, West Goshen Elementary
  • "[In fifth grade] I decided that I didn't have a 'math brain.'  And, no surprise, I found math more difficult from that point on. Once I..." (read more)
    Kara Davis (AR '16)
    Literacy Facilitator, Northside Elementary School
  • "Kids are a work in progress, as we all are. It's so unfair for us to judge them based on what they have done or how they have acted in..." (read more)
    Amanda Berry (NC '16)
    District Elementary Math Coach , Winston Salem-Forsyth County Schools
  • "I know I'm succeeding as an educator when my kids feel good about themselves and they know I care. Academics are very important, but my..." (read more)
    Catherine Randall (LA '16)
    Teacher, Joseph J. Davies Elementary
  • "I know I'm succeeding as an educator when my students come back and visit me and tell me how successful they are in high school, or even..." (read more)
    Lindsay Frevert (NJ '16)
    Assistant Principal, Van Derveer Elementary School
  • "I teach my students that when people feel helpless, sharing stories is a powerful way to promote understanding, empathy and change. All my..." (read more)
    Gina Benz (SD '15)
    Teacher, Roosevelt High School
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