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Amanda Robertson Wins North Carolina Milken Award

Amanda Berry (NC '16)   |   Jones Intermediate School  |  Mount Airy, NC  |  Dec 08, 2016

The gymnasium at Jones Intermediate School is abuzz: North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. June Atkinson and Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kim Morrison have joined the morning assembly to commend the school on its Leader in Me program. But is there another reason for their visit? When Atkinson introduces Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, the crowd realizes something big is about to happen. Foley and Atkinson present fourth-grade math teacher Amanda Robertson with North Carolina's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award, giving this outstanding educator the surprise of a lifetime. Follow along in our photo gallery.

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  • Jones Intermediate principal Sherry Cox
  • Jones Intermediate pledge of allegiance
  • Jones Intermediate chorus
  • North Carolina Superintendent June Atkinson
  • Jane Foley Jones Intermediate
  • Jane Foley with Jones Intermediate student
  • Jones Intermediate students excited 2
  • Jones Intermediate students spell 25000
  • Jones Intermediate students excited
  • Amanda Robertson reaction face covered
  • Amanda Robertson walks to front
  • Jane Foley congratulates Amanda Robertson Jones Intermediate
  • Jane Foley jumps with Amanda Robertson
  • Amanda Robertson with husband
  • June Atkinson congratulates Amanda Robertson
  • Amanda Robertson acceptance speech
  • Amanda Robertson with students
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  • Amanda Robertson check with vets
  • Amanda Robertson Kim Morrison district superintendent
  • Amanda Robertson Jason Dorsett Jones Intermediate
  • Amanda Robertson portrait
  • Jane Foley June Atkinson Amanda Robertson classroom

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  • Amanda, I recall my 4th grade class. LOVED IT! You Deserve it! Yeah you!!!

    Posted by Marquetta Nolen , M. Ed., 09/12/2016 5:35pm (6 years ago)

  • I have always been so proud of my daughter! What a honor! I will forever be excited and proud. I will support her in whatever she does and I am looking forward to her many accomplishments in the future. I am so fortunate and thankful to have her in my life!

    Posted by Janan Blankowski, 09/12/2016 6:36am (6 years ago)

  • Amanda Robertson is an amazing & awesome teacher. Her students are extremely lucky to have her & what a difference to this world she will make.

    Posted by Shawn Fuller, 08/12/2016 3:36pm (6 years ago)

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