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Vanessa Torres Wins SC Milken Award

Nursery Road Elementary School  |  Columbia, SC  |  Dec 06, 2016

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Vanessa Torres acceptance speech

Milken Educator Award recipient Vanessa Torres addresses the assembly gathered in her honor. "Your whole life can change when you know another language and learn about another culture," she tells the crowd. Torres teaches all students from kindergarten through fifth grade at Nursery Road Elementary, a high-performing Title I school. She immerses students in storytelling, skits, games, songs, salsa dancing, and peso point prize raffles—all conducted entirely in Spanish. 

In this series:  Vanessa Torres (SC '16) In this photo:  Vanessa Torres (SC '16)

All photos should be credited to "Milken Family Foundation" unless otherwise noted.

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  • Nursery Road drum circle
  • Nursery Road principal Love Ligons
  • Nursery Road pledge of allegiance
  • Nursery Road student performance
  • Nursery Road district superintendent Stephen Hefner
  • Nursery Road Molly Spearman state superintendent
  • Nursery Road Jane Foley
  • Jane Foley with Nursery Road student
  • Nursery Road students excited
  • Nursery Road students spell out 25000
  • Vanessa Torres reaction
  • Vanessa Torres disbelieving
  • Molly Spearman congratulates Vanessa Torres
  • Vanessa Torres acceptance speech
  • Vanessa Torres check
  • Vanessa Torres vets
  • Vanessa Torres calls husband
  • Vanessa Torres celebrates with students
  • Vanessa Torres classroom maracas
  • Vanessa Torres classroom
  • Vanessa Torres portrait

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  • Congratulations!!! #Pridein5

    Posted by Wanda Jenkins, 06/12/2016 9:09am (6 years ago)

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