Newsletter << All NewslettersOct 23, 2015
"This Is All I've Ever Wanted to Do"
This week the Milken Educator Awards team toured the Midwest, surprising English teacher Gina Benz in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and science teacher Courtney Matulka in Omaha, Nebraska.
At both assemblies, Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley told the kids that the Milken Awards exist because we believe teachers have the most important job in the nation: nurturing the minds and hearts of millions of young people, preparing them for productive lives. The way the tweens and teens cheer for their beloved teachers each time we announce a new Milken Educator, we know our message is getting through.
Click through to our photo galleries and videos for more information about this week's Milken Educator Award winners.
We love this entry from @maddiepeterrson into our #MyTeacherRocks Instagram contest:
"Ms.Wittgren is the best teacher ever because she looks out for every student! Whenever I'm lost in class she helps me catch up and she will not move on until she knows we understand. She is so encouraging and happy and always brings smiles to every student's face. She never fails to come up with cool and unique lessons to help us learn and memorize English. Thanks to Ms.Wittgren for being so awesome I can enjoy English!!!!"
We'd love your help spreading the word about #MyTeacherRocks, where selfies like this one can win $500 for the teacher's classroom. Click here for details on how to enter.
Erika Penzer Kerekes
Social Media and Online Content Manager
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In this newsletter: Gina Benz (SD '15), Kendra Borden (RI '15), Courtney Matulka (NE '15)
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