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Award Notification:  Elizabeth (Galinis) Cannon (VA '13)

Featured in this video:  Elizabeth (Galinis) Cannon (VA '13)
Alexandria, VA   |    Feb 28, 2014
Hayfield Secondary School

Elizabeth Galinis Accepts Her $25,000 VA Milken Educator Award

Why was Elizabeth Galinis of Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, VA, “in complete disbelief?” Watch the outstanding science teacher’s career-changing day unfold as Milken Family Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Patricia Wright surprise her with Virginia’s only 2013–14 Milken Educator Award—worth $25,000! Featuring insights from fellow Milken Educator Wade Whitehead (VA '00) and Elizabeth’s students.

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  • I can't watch this without getting a lump in my throat. Teachers are the most important people in our lives. To Elizabeth, keep up the great work in your school and your community.

    Posted by Judy Frankel, 07/08/2014 12:51pm (8 years ago)

  • Hello Elizabeth! Each time I see a new educator awarded the Milken, I relive my own experience over and over. Congratulations on your recognition and may you continue to be that positive voice in the ears of students forever.

    Posted by Dr. Cheryl D. Watkins (IL '08), 24/03/2014 8:47pm (8 years ago)

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