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Misty Ayres-Miranda Receives TN Milken Educator Award

Misty Ayres-Miranda (TN '15)   |   Nashville School of the Arts  |  Nashville, TN  |  Nov 10, 2015

Tennessee Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen leads the morning assembly at Nashville School of the Arts to congratulate students on their recent test scores...right? Turns out McQueen has a big surprise in store for English teacher Misty Ayres-Miranda: the Milken Educator Award and a check for $25,000! Joining McQueen as a representative of the Milken Family Foundation is Dr. Gary Stark, president/CEO of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching and a Milken Educator himself from Arkansas. Click through the photo gallery to watch the school's reaction as one of its favorite teachers becomes a Milken Educator.

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  • NSA Jazz Band
  • NSA students perform
  • NSA dancers
  • NSA Principal Gregory Stewart
  • Nashville public schools director Chris Henson
  • TN Commissioner Candice McQueen
  • Gary Stark
  • NSA students react
  • Students spell out award amount
  • Misty Ayres Miranda reaction
  • Deep breath still in shock
  • Standing ovation at Nashville School Arts
  • Tearful Ayres Miranda congratulations
  • Ayres Miranda sits at front
  • Ayres Miranda addresses assembly
  • NSA students listen to recipient
  • Misty Ayres Miranda check
  • Swarmed by students
  • Ayres Miranda with veteran Milken Educators
  • Recipient gives interviews to media

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