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Shalini Sharma wins AZ '14–15 Milken Award!

Friendly House Academia del Pueblo Elementary Charter School  |  Phoenix, AZ  |  Mar 26, 2015

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Shalini Sharma reaction

Shalini Sharma, 5th-grade teacher at Friendly House Academia del Pueblo Elementary Charter School, is momentarily in shock as she hears Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken announce her name as the newest 2014–15 Milken Educator! Watch the video here.

Shalini taught in her native India before bringing her talents for education to America in 2007. 

"I believe I was born to be a teacher," Shalini said as she accepted the prestigious Milken Educator Award in front of the entire school, VIPs and the media. "Students are much more capable than they think."

In this series:  Shalini Sharma (AZ '14)

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  • Shalini Sharma student dance performance
  • Shalini Sharma Mark Mazon
  • Shalini Sharma Gabriel Sandoval
  • Shalini Sharma Diane Douglas
  • Lowell Milken talks to students
  • Shalini Sharma Lowell Milken
  • Lowell Milken Bonnie Somers student volunteer
  • Shalini Sharma student volunteers
  • Shalini Sharma reaction
  • Shalini Sharma Gary Stark Lowell Milken pose with check
  • Lowell Milken braces Shalini Sharma
  • Shalini Sharma Lowell Milken talk
  • Shalini Sharma Lowell Milken poses with students
  • Shalini Sharma media interview
  • Shalini Sharma students hug
  • Shalini Sharma Diane Douglas in classroom
  • Shalini Sharma Lowell Milken classroom

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