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Meet the 2014–15 Milken Educator Award Winners


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Desi Nesmith with Jane Foley and applause

Desi Nesmith (CT ’14) │Principal, Metacomet School │Bloomfield, CT

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Date of Award: Oct. 09, 2014 

As a former student of Metacomet who lived across the street as a child, Desi Nesmith thinks of his school as "home." He's a passionate educator and is actively investing in the future of today's youth, going so far as to donate a portion of his Milken Award to a scholarship fund for students who are interested in becoming educators. Desi’s leadership has led to reading, writing and math test scores that are above the state average.

In this photo: Having hugged everyone in reach and still holding on to Dr. Jane Foley (IN '94), a humbled, grateful Desi Nesmith waves to a crowd still on its feet in ovation. Behind him, Milken Educator Stephen Rocketto (CT '92) helps hoist the Milken Family Foundation check with Desi's name on it.

In this photo:  Desi Nesmith (CT '14)

All photos should be credited to "Milken Family Foundation" unless otherwise noted.

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