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Valerie Baalerud Joins AK Milken Educators in Anchorage

Valerie Baalerud (AK '17)   |   Eagle River High School  |  Anchorage, AK  |  Feb 01, 2018

Eagle River High School's special assembly is teeming with visiting dignitaries, including Alaska Education Commissioner Dr. Michael Johnson, who is commending the school's warm and nurturing learning community, especially important for its many military families. But Dr. Johnson, a 2008 Milken Educator, has a special guest waiting in the wings: fellow Milken Educator Dr. Gary Stark (AR '01), CEO of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. When Johnson and Stark present social studies teacher Valerie Baalerud with Alaska's 2017-18 Milken Educator Award, the outstanding educator gets the surprise of a lifetime. Follow along in the photos below.

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  • Anchorage 2017 principal Marty Lang
  • Anchorage 2017 honor guard
  • Anchorage 2017 jazz band
  • Anchorage 2017 superintendent Deena Bishop
  • Anchorage 2017 state commissioner Michael Johnson
  • Anchorage 2017 Gary Stark
  • Anchorage 2017 students spell 25000
  • Anchorage 2017 students react
  • Anchorage 2017 Valerie Baalerud reaction
  • Anchorage 2017 Valerie Baalerud reaction 2
  • Anchorage 2017 Valerie Baalerud high five
  • Anchorage 2017 Valerie Baalerud emotional
  • Anchorage 2017 Valerie Baalerud congratulations from colleague
  • Anchorage 2017 Valerie Baalerud daughter
  • Anchorage 2017 Valerie Baalerud husband
  • Anchorage 2017 Valerie Baalerud Michael Johnson
  • Anchorage 2017 Valerie Baalerud check
  • Anchorage 2017 Valerie Baalerud acceptance speech
  • Anchorage 2017 Valerie Baalerud veterans

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  • Happy for you , your school, and family. Enjoy this honor and keep teaching. You are making our future brighter!

    Posted by Nancy Adams, 02/02/2018 6:54am (21 months ago)

  • Congratulations Val! Your recognition as a Milken Educator Award recipient is well deserved. We are proud of you!

    Posted by Bill McNew, 01/02/2018 2:35pm (21 months ago)

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