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Award Notification:  Dr. Melissa Leisner (IL '13)

Featured in this video:  Dr. Melissa Leisner (IL '13)
Elgin, IL   |    Nov 19, 2013
Prairie Knolls Middle School

Meet 2013 Milken Educator Melissa Leisner as she Accepts her $25,000 Surprise

Melissa Leisner of Prairie Knolls Middle School in Elgin, IL had no idea that she was about to be surprised by the Milken Educator Awards--with the help of Superintendent Dr. Christopher Koch and invited special guests. Watch the surprise unfold and hear what they all had to say on this momentous day in Melissa’s career.

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  • Congratulations, Melissa! I enjoyed hearing the cheers from the students and really appreciate the work you are doing to ignite the love of reading for children. What you are doing for children in Elgin is a model for others across the country.

    Posted by Cheryl D. Watkins (IL '08), 01/01/2014 9:11am (9 years ago)

  • Thanks for sharing. Yes, it does bring back the happy memories. So much has happened since my big day and I do carry the memories with me. Your work is so important! Con carino,Suzanne

    Posted by Suzanne Harper, 23/11/2013 9:31am (9 years ago)

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