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Kara Davis Wins Arkansas Milken Educator AwardKara Davis (AR '16) | Joe Mathias Elementary School | Rogers, AR | Nov 18, 2016
Joe Mathias Elementary School is buzzing with excitement: Johnny Key, commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education, and Rogers Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Marlin Berry are visiting to celebrate the school's recent art grant. But Commissioner Key has a surprise up his sleeve: He introduces Dr. Gary Stark, CEO of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, and they name fourth-grade teacher Kara Davis the recipient of the state's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award. Follow Davis' career-changing day in our photo gallery.