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CT Has a New Milken Educator ... Manuel Zaldivar!

Manuel Zaldivar (CT '16)   |   Smalley Academy  |  New Britain, CT  |  Oct 19, 2016

It's a star-studded assembly at New Britain's Smalley Academy: Connecticut Education Commissioner Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell and Nancy Sarrais, district superintendent for New Britain, are here to recognize the district for its summer learning program. But is that the only reason for their visit? When Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, surprises first-grade teacher Manuel Zaldivar with Connecticut's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award, the assembly turns into a life-changing event Zaldivar will remember forever. Click through the photos below to relive this outstanding teacher's special day.

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