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Deming's Magali Gomez Receives New Mexico Milken Educator Award

Magali Gomez (NM '23)   |   Ruben S. Torres Elementary School  |  Deming, NM  |  Dec 12, 2023

It's a big morning at Ruben S. Torres Elementary School in Deming: New Mexico Lieutenant Governor Dr. Howie Morales and Secretary of Public Education Dr. Arsenio Romero are visiting for a big assembly to celebrate the school's improvement in the state's designations this year. Is there another reason for the celebration? All becomes clear when surprise guest Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, presents fifth grade teacher Magali Gomez with a 2023-24 Milken Award and $25,000. Relive Gomez's career-changing day in the photos below. The outstanding educator is the 2,960th Milken Educator recognized on the journey to our milestone 3,000th Milken Award surprise.

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