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Oklahoma’s Amanda Raupe Wins Milken Award

Amanda Raupe (OK '16)   |   Hilldale Elementary School  |  Oklahoma City, OK  |  Jan 10, 2017

It’s a day of celebration at Hilldale Elementary School: Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister, State Secretary of Education and Workforce Development Natalie Shirley, and Putnam City Schools Superintendent Dr. Fred Rhodes have joined the all-school assembly to congratulate students on their outstanding achievements. But there’s even more rejoicing when surprise guest Greg Gallagher, senior program administrator of the Milken Family Foundation, names first-grade teacher Amanda Raupe Oklahoma’s 2016-17 Milken Educator and hands her a $25,000 check! Follow along in our photo gallery as one exemplary educator’s career is forever changed.

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  • Amanda Raupe seats students before assembly
  • Hilldale Elementary ready for assembly
  • Hilldale principal Price Brown
  • Hilldale Elementary orchestra
  • Putnam City Schools superintendent Fred Rhodes
  • Oklahoma superintendent Joy Hofmeister
  • Greg Gallagher Hilldale Elementary
  • Hilldale students hands up
  • Greg Gallagher Hilldale student 1
  • Hilldale students excited
  • Hilldale students spell 25000
  • Amanda Raupe reaction
  • Amanda Raupe check
  • Greg Gallagher congratulates Amanda Raupe
  • Amanda Raupe speech
  • Amanda Raupe wipes tears
  • OSU President Natalie Shirley
  • Amanda Raupe with veteran Milken Educators
  • Amanda Raupe Joy Hofmeister Tammy West
  • Amanda Raupe with students
  • Amanda Raupe students Pistol Pete
  • Pistol Pete Hilldale students
  • Amanda Raupe Pistol Pete
  • Amanda Raupe calls husband
  • Amanda Raupe classroom

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  • Congratulations, Amanda!
    Welcome to the Milken Family!
    Enjoy the moment!
    And keep helping the young children learn in Oklahoma! Best..,

    Posted by Michael Rafferty (CT '99), 16/01/2017 4:10pm (6 years ago)

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