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Amanda Robertson Wins North Carolina Milken Award

Jones Intermediate School  |  Mount Airy, NC  |  Dec 08, 2016

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Visiting dignitaries give fourth-grade teacher Amanda Robertson a hand with her oversized $25,000 Milken Educator Award check.

Top row, from left: Dr. Sonja Brown, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction professional development consultant; Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards; recipient Amanda Robertson; Dr. June Atkinson, North Carolina superintendent of public instruction; and Rudy Olivo, field representative for U.S. Representative Mark Walker.

Bottom row, from left: Jones Intermediate students Freddie Hernandez, Lucy Goins, Jesse Bilyeu, Alania Moore, Carrie Marion and Colin Hiatt hold up cards representing the amount of the Award's cash prize. 

During the unveiling of the amount of the cash prize, Foley asked Colin Hiatt if he thought $250 (the amount displayed at that point) would be an adequate reward for the winning teacher. "That would be enough for me," he said, "but it's not enough for our teachers who help prepare us for our futures."

In this series:  Amanda Berry (NC '16) In this photo:  Amanda Berry (NC '16)Dr. Jane Foley (IN '94)

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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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  • Congratulations Neighbor on this awesome and very well deserved award. Keep up the great work influencing and motivating our youth to reach their full potential and their dreams.

    Posted by Barbara Jones, 08/12/2016 9:51am (6 years ago)

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