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Jessica Barnette Joins NC Milken EducatorsJessica Barnette (NC '22) | Rocky Point Elementary | Rocky Point, NC | Dec 13, 2022
Happy holidays, Rocky Point Elementary! North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt is visiting for a festive assembly, but the upcoming holidays aren't the only reason to celebrate. K-1 teacher Jessica Barnette gets the surprise of a lifetime when Stephanie Bishop, vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, presents her with North Carolina's 2022 Milken Award and $25,000, making her the first ever recipient in Pender County Schools. December 13 is a date the teacher will always remember: It's her Milken Award anniversary and her birthday!