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Award Notification: Amber Simpson (TX '16)
Barrera Veterans Elementary School
Amber Simpson Wins 2016-17 Milken Award in TX
Barrera Veterans Elementary School in Von Ormy is buzzing with excitement: Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Education Commissioner Mike Morath and Somerset Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Saul Hinojosa have joined the all-school assembly to congratulate the school on its stellar student achievement, the district’s highest last year. But wait … what’s happening now? Governor Abbott and Dr. Gary Stark, CEO of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, surprise master teacher Amber Simpson with Texas’ 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and a $25,000 check! Don’t miss Simpson’s big moment in this short video.