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Award Notification: Colin DeGroot (NM '15)
The ASK Academy
Colin DeGroot Is New Mexico's 2015-16 Milken Educator
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera are visiting The ASK Academy's brand-new facility to talk to students about their upcoming PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment — but that's not the only reason for the morning assembly. When the dignitaries bring up Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, and Foley surprises science teacher Colin DeGroot with New Mexico's 2015-16 Milken Educator Award, the assembly quickly turns into one DeGroot will remember forever. Watch DeGroot's emotional reaction as he receives his national Award and $25,000 as his students and colleagues fill the gym with cheers.