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Award Notification:  Melissa Kovac (NM '16)

Featured in this video:  Melissa Kovac (NM '16)
Santa Fe, NM   |    Nov 02, 2016
Amy Biehl Community School

Melissa Kovac Wins 2016-17 Milken Educator Award in Santa Fe

Santa Fe's Amy Biehl Community School has earned a Green LEED designation from the U.S. Department of Education, and the morning assembly is teeming with dignitaries. But is that the only reason New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera and Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, superintendent of the Santa Fe Public School District, are visiting the school? When Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, names second-grade teacher Melissa Kovac New Mexico’s 2016-17 Milken Educator, the day quickly turns into a career-changing moment Kovac will remember forever.

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