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Amanda Robertson Wins North Carolina Milken AwardJones Intermediate School | Mount Airy, NC | Dec 08, 2016
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."
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