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Melissa Kovac Joins New Mexico Milken Educators

Melissa Kovac (NM '16)   |   Amy Biehl Community School  |  Santa Fe, NM  |  Nov 02, 2016

Amy Biehl Community School in Santa Fe is getting ready for a celebration. New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera and Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, superintendent of the Santa Fe Public School District, are visiting to commend the school on its designation as a Green LEED School. But there's another reason for their visit, revealed when Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, surprises second-grade teacher Melissa Kovac with New Mexico’s 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and $25,000. Relive Kovac's career-changing day in our photo gallery.

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  • Amy Biehl students rock paper scissors
  • Amy Biehl principal Deanna Ocampo Moore
  • Amy Biehl students pledge 2
  • Amy Biehl choir 2
  • Santa Fe superintendent Veronia Garcia
  • Hanna Skandera Amy Biehl
  • Jane Foley Amy Biehl excited
  • Amy Biehl students interested
  • Amy Biehl students looking at cameras
  • Amy Biehl students spell 25000
  • Melissa Kovac covers mouth
  • Melissa Kovac wipes tears
  • Melissa Kovac walks to front
  • Jane Foley Melissa Kovac Kleenex moment
  • Jane Foley interviews Melissa Kovac
  • Melissa Kovac hug from sons
  • Melissa Kovac check Jane Foley Hanna Skandera
  • Melissa Kovac check with kids
  • Melissa Kovac check dignitaries
  • Melissa Kovac vets
  • Melissa Kovac class hug
  • Melissa Kovac class
  • Melissa Kovac school garden
  • Melissa Kovac portrait

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  • Thank you Mrs Melissa
    You have both of my kids in your class as 2nd Grade at Amy Biehl Community School. My son is now in 7th grade and my daughter is in 4th grade. They really enjoy your class and always happy to go to school. When i told them about your Award achievement. They are really happy, excited, and proud. They said "Mrs Melissa was great Teacher- we love her so much"
    Thank you
    Digkhang Family

    Posted by Palden Digkhang, 19/01/2017 8:34am (5 years ago)

  • Congratulations to Melissa Kovac and to the entire Amy Biehl Community School! We are so proud of you and excited! Well deserved!

    Posted by AJ Torres, 02/11/2016 2:59pm (6 years ago)

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