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Award Notification:  Erica Stephens (TN '18)

Featured in this video:  Erica Stephens (TN '18)
Memphis, TN   |    Oct 25, 2018
John P. Freeman Optional School

Math Teacher Erica Stephens Wins TN Milken Award

It's a big day at John P. Freeman Optional School: Students and staff have earned Reward School status, a Tennessee distinction for student growth. Tennessee Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen is visiting to help them celebrate. But there's more to her visit, which becomes clear when Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, surprises fourth-grade math teacher Erica Stephens with a 2018-19 Milken Educator Award and $25,000. Watch as the outstanding educator's life is forever changed.

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  • Congratulations to a well deserving lady!

    Posted by Rosita Bell Brewster, 26/10/2018 7:42am (3 years ago)

  • Thank you, thank you for recognizing those attributes that I have seen in this young lady all of her life. Erica has always been there to encourage and guide others to succeed in their lives.

    Again I thank you for an excellent decision.

    Posted by Toni Stephens, 25/10/2018 6:55pm (3 years ago)

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