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Jennifer Gordon, You're a MA Milken Educator!

Jennifer Gordon (MA '18)   |   Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School  |  Cambridge, MA  |  Oct 16, 2018

It's an exciting morning at Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School: Massachusetts Department of Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley is on hand for an assembly as part of his 100-school "listening tour" across the state. But wait ... why is he introducing Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards? Librarian Jennifer Gordon gets the surprise of a lifetime when she wins Massachusetts's 2018 Milken Award and $25,000, making this a day she'll remember forever.

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  • 2018 Cambridge Jeffrey Riley congratulations
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  • Congratulations Jennifer Gordon. You are one of the best of the best. Thanks to the Milken Family Foundation for selecting you.

    Posted by Joe Fresquez, 16/10/2018 7:02pm (3 years ago)

  • Jennifer,
    Welcome to the family! Your expression was priceless! This will all seem like a dream for many years to come, but know that it DID happen and it happened to YOU! We all know you did not go into teaching because you hoped you would win an award someday...but you won because you deserved this. Perhaps our paths will cross one day...until then, enjoy this time and know you have a whole new family of other Milken Educators who would love to collaborate and get to know you. Best wishes, Dil Uswatte '09

    Posted by Dr. Dilhani Uswatte (AL '09), 16/10/2018 2:46pm (3 years ago)

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