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Surprise, Melanie Cole! You're a PA Milken EducatorMelanie Cole (PA '17) | Slippery Rock Area High School | Slippery Rock, PA | Oct 31, 2017
Slippery Rock Area High School is buzzing: Pedro A. Rivera, Pennsylvania's secretary of education, is visiting as part of his "Schools That Teach Tour." But there's another reason for his visit—and it's a shocker! When Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, names special education teacher Melanie Cole the winner of Pennsylvania's 2017-18 Award and $25,000, the teacher gets the surprise of a lifetime. Follow along in the photos below.