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Kamisha Burlingame, You're an AR Milken Educator

Kamisha Burlingame (AR '21)   |   Thomas Jefferson Elementary  |  Bentonville, AR  |  Apr 27, 2022

Standardized tests are done, and Arkansas Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Stacy Smith is visiting Thomas Jefferson Elementary to celebrate with students and staff. But there's another reason for her visit, which comes to light when Milken Educator Awards Senior Program Director Greg Gallagher surprises fourth grade teacher Kamisha Burlingame with the first ever Milken Award in Bentonville Schools! It's a day she will never forget.

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  • TJE Stacee Freeman
  • TJE pledge
  • TJE Debbie Jones
  • TJE Stacy Smith
  • TJE Greg Gallagher
  • TJE students hands up
  • TJE Greg Gallagher student
  • TJE 25000
  • TJE students excited
  • TJE Kamisha Burlingame reaction
  • TJE Kamisha Burlingame walks to front
  • TJE Kamisha Burlingame hugs principal
  • TJE Kamisha Burlingame check
  • TJE Kamisha Burlingame remarks
  • TJE Kamisha Burlingame veterans
  • TJE Kamisha Burlingame Steven Long
  • TJE Kamisha Burlingame media
  • TJE Kamisha Burlingame calls husband
  • TJE Kamisha Burlingame portrait

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  • What a wonderful surprise and accomplishment for Kamisha! It was delightful seeing her receive her award. The extra surprise is that Kamisha is my former student!!! I’m so happy for and proud of her!

    Posted by Steven Long (AR '01), 27/04/2022 3:25pm (19 days ago)

  • One of the most special celebrations I was given the opportunity to attend.

    Posted by Diane Dixon Zook, 27/04/2022 1:18pm (19 days ago)

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