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Christopher Laughland, Milken Educator

Christopher Laughland (AZ '13)   |   Walden Grove High School  |  Sahuarita, AZ  |  Jan 08, 2014

English teacher and head baseball coach Christopher Laughland has been hitting it out of the park for students and colleagues at Walden Grove High School. So—with some help from President and CEO of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching Dr. Gary Stark (AR '01), State Superintendent John Huppenthal and District Superintendent Dr. Manuel Valenzuela (AZ '98)—the Milken Educator Awards threw him a $25,000 curve ball he never saw coming!

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  • Christopher Laughland Walden Grove Band
  • Christopher Laughland dance team2
  • Christopher Laughland Manuel Valenzuela
  • Christopher Laughland John Huppenthal
  • Christopher Laughland Dr Gary Stark
  • Christopher Laughland Manuel Valenzuela25000
  • Christopher Laughland reaction
  • Christopher Laughland with Dr Manuel Valenzuela Principal Teresa Hill and 25000 check
  • Christopher Laughland gets hugs
  • Christopher Laughland with student council
  • Christopher Laughland with Milken Educators

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  • Mr. Laughland - hearing the students chant your name at the close of the video was one of the most beautiful sounds I've heard this year! Their acknowledgement of your honor must have warmed your heart. The teaching profession is enhanced by educators like yourself. Thank you for putting children first and for your commitment to teaching and learning.

    Posted by Dr. Cheryl D. Watkins (IL '08), 17/01/2014 8:43pm (9 years ago)

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