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Malaree Shields Wins RI Milken AwardMalaree Shields (RI '23) | North Kingstown High School | North Kingstown, RI | Oct 10, 2023
Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos are visiting North Kingstown High School—but why? Turns out there's a surprise for one outstanding teacher! Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, names STEM teacher Malaree Shields a Rhode Island Milken Award recipient and presents her with $25,000, making this an assembly the teacher will remember forever. After today's exciting celebration, Shields is the 2,930th Milken Educator recognized on the road to 3,000. Click through the photos below to see how her career-changing surprise unfolded.