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Award Notification: Amara Alexander (AL '16)
Horizon Elementary School
Alabama's New Milken Educator Is Amara Alexander
Michael Sentance, Alabama's superintendent of education, has stopped in at Horizon Elementary to talk to the students about their achievement at an all-school assembly. But he's got a surprise guest waiting in the wings: Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, who presents sixth-grade science teacher Amara Alexander with Alabama's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and a $25,000 cash prize. Watch Alexander's career-changing moment of joy in this short video.