Melissa Fike, You're a MO Milken EducatorOakland Middle School | Columbia, MO | Jan 10, 2020
Students shower math teacher Melissa Fike with congratulatory hugs after her Milken Award surprise. Zany, funny, tough but fair, Melissa is one of the first teachers students visit when they return after graduation. The inside jokes and mnemonic devices she uses as memory aids stay with her pupils long after eighth grade. She writes a personalized holiday card for each student; many come back to visit from high school clutching those cards in their hands.
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