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Dr. Melody Tucker Wins Alabama 2015-16 Milken Educator Award

Dr. Melody Tucker (AL '15)   |   Citronelle High School  |  Citronelle, AL  |  Jan 19, 2016

It's not every day that Dr. Tommy Bice, Alabama's state superintendent of education, shows up at Citronelle High School. So what's going on? Turns out Bice has a special guest waiting in the wings: Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards. Follow along as Dr. Melody Tucker, Citronelle's science department chair, wins Alabama's 2015-16 Milken Educator Award, making this a career-changing day she will never forget.

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  • Citronelle HS band
  • Citronelle HS principal Randy Campbell
  • Mobile County superintendent Martha Peek
  • Tommy Bice at Citronelle High School
  • Jane Foley at Citronelle HS
  • Citronelle HS students
  • Jane Foley award amount
  • Jane Foley excited at Citronelle HS
  • Melody Tucker reaction
  • Jane Foley interviews Melody Tucker
  • Melody Tucker check
  • Melody Tucker state dignitaries
  • Melody Tucker local dignitaries
  • Melody Tucker veteran Milken Educators
  • Melody Tucker talks to media
  • Melody Tucker portrait
  • Melody Tucker calls home

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  • Melody was one of my science teachers when I served as assistant principal. She is one of the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I was extremely proud when I learned she received this award. She told me she remembered when I forwarded her the email years ago. She said I guess they were following me all that time. The sky is the limit! Congrats!

    Posted by Azure Joiner-Jackson, 27/06/2016 12:53pm (6 years ago)

  • What an honor for Melody! She has taught online classes for us several times, and it makes us all look good when one of our quality educators is recognized Nationally for excellence in teaching. This is our second ACCESS teacher to receive the Milken award, so we must be doing something right in our teacher recruiting efforts!!

    Posted by Kay Sanders, 21/01/2016 6:09am (7 years ago)

  • Congratulations Dr. Tucker.
    My granddaughter was one of your AP Biology students last semester. Lots of work but she learned so much. Isabelle was so happy for you. WOW...AWESOME she said...

    Posted by Beth Owens, 20/01/2016 10:53am (7 years ago)

  • Awesome!

    Posted by Cynthiana Lee, 20/01/2016 5:54am (7 years ago)

  • Congratulations friend! I am soooo proud of you! Love your BFF and publicist!

    Posted by Tpettaway , 19/01/2016 8:05pm (7 years ago)

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