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Award Notification:  Amanda Berry (NC '16)

Featured in this video:  Amanda Berry (NC '16)
Mount Airy, NC   |    Dec 08, 2016
Jones Intermediate School

Amanda Robertson, Welcome to NC's Milken Educator Family!

What's happening at Jones Intermediate School? North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. June Atkinson and Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kim Morrison are visiting to commend the school on its Leader In Me program at an all-school assembly. But there's more to the story, which everyone realizes when Atkinson introduces Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards. In a shocking turn of events, Foley and Atkinson present fourth-grade math teacher Amanda Robertson with North Carolina's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and $25,000, making the day one Robertson will remember forever. Watch Robertson's big surprise in this short video.

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  • Congratulations! When I heard Jane say that your classroom motto was win-win, I knew immediately that you were a Leader in Me School! My school also embraced the Leader in Me Program and we loved demonstrating the 7 Habits. Congratulations on being one of the newest Milken Educators!

    Posted by Dr. Cheryl D. Watkins (IL '08), 26/12/2016 12:55pm (5 years ago)

  • This is a teacher who more than deserves to be recognized. My daughter, who is fortunate enough to be in her class, has an excitement about school like never before. I'm excited too; no more daily homework! My child is challenged more to learn and accomplish things and no longer just being taught to pass a test. Ms. Robertson quickly pinpoints a child's strengths and also works to assist in weak areas. The flipped classroom is a great way to learn and apply. Mount Airy City School is beyond blessed and so is our family. An amazing teacher!!! I watched the video because my daughter came home so excited about her teacher being awarded for her accomplishments.

    Posted by Wendy Pomeroy, 08/12/2016 12:53pm (5 years ago)

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