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Surprise, Principal Timothy Thomas: You’re an AZ Milken Educator!

Timothy Thomas (AZ '16)   |   Rogers Ranch School  |  Laveen, AZ  |  Feb 15, 2017

STEM is the star at today's assembly at Rogers Ranch School, with Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and Laveen Elementary School District Superintendent Dr. Bill Johnson on hand to congratulate the school on its unique science, technology, engineering and math initiatives. But not even Rogers Ranch Principal Timothy Thomas knows the real reason for the all-school meeting: Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken has come to surprise Thomas with Arizona's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and $25,000! Follow Thomas' career-changing day in our photo gallery.

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  • Timothy Thomas with students before assembly
  • Lowell Milken Rogers Ranch before assembly 2
  • Principal Tim Thomas opens assembly
  • Tim Thomas Rogers Ranch pledge of allegiance
  • Laveen district superintendent Bill Johnson Rogers Ranch
  • Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas Rogers Ranch
  • Lowell Milken Rogers Ranch assembly
  • Rogers Ranch students hands up
  • Lowell Milken Rogers Ranch student excellence
  • Lowell Milken Rogers Ranch student leader
  • Rogers Ranch students spell 25000
  • Timothy Thomas reaction
  • Timothy Thomas listens to applause
  • Timothy Thomas check with veteran Milken Educators
  • Timothy Thomas acceptance speech
  • Timothy Thomas veteran Milken Educators
  • Diane Douglas congratulates Timothy Thomas Rogers Ranch
  • Rogers Ranch student congratulates Timothy Thomas
  • Lowell Milken visits with AZ veteran Milken Educators
  • Timothy Thomas media 2
  • Timothy Thomas Lowell Milken tour Rogers Ranch
  • Timothy Thomas phones wife

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  • I go to this school

    Posted by Jenna garner, 28/05/2017 7:30pm (6 years ago)

  • What a well deserved honor! Laveen District and Rogers Ranch School are very fortunate to have the outstanding leadership that Mr. Thomas provides.

    Posted by Kathy Davis, 15/02/2017 1:49pm (6 years ago)

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