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Vanessa Torres Wins SC Milken AwardVanessa Torres (SC '16) | Nursery Road Elementary School | Columbia, SC | Dec 06, 2016
South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman is making a special visit to Nursery Road Elementary School in Columbia, along with Dr. Stephen W. Hefner, superintendent of Lexington-Richland School District Five. The all-school assembly seems routine ... until Spearman introduces Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, who surprises Spanish teacher Vanessa Torres with South Carolina's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and a huge check for $25,000. Follow along as Torres joins the Milken Educator family, making this a day she will remember for the rest of her career.