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Award Notification: Jessica Cunningham (DC '15)
KIPP DC College Preparatory
DC Principal Jessica Cunningham Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
It's hard to surprise the principal at a schoolwide assembly, but that's exactly what happened at KIPP DC College Preparatory. Watch as Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken presents Principal Jessica Cunningham with the Milken Educator Award and a $25,000 check, with help from DC State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang, KIPP DC Founder and CEO Susan Schaeffler, and veteran Milken Educators. After Cunningham recovers from her shock, she shares the strategy for high achievement she works to instill in her students. "So many amazing things in life are possible if you work hard and focus and make really smart decisions—and attach yourself to really great people," she says.