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Award Notification:  Shalini Sharma (AZ '14)

Featured in this video:  Shalini Sharma (AZ '14)
Phoenix, AZ   |    Mar 26, 2015
Friendly House Academia del Pueblo Elementary Charter School

Milken Educator Shalini Sharma of Phoenix, AZ, Thanks Students

Shalini Sharma, a fifth-grade teacher at Friendly House Academia del Pueblo Charter Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona, is moved to tears when Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken presents her with the prestigious Milken Educator Award at an all-school assembly. In true fashion, Shalini shares the honor with her students, whose “hard work” makes her job worthwhile. “You are capable of each and everything,” she tells them in an emotional speech. “You’re capable of doing way more than what you think.” Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, Friendly House officials and community members joined in the special celebration. Watch it all happen now!

Plus, see the day unfold in this photo gallery.

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  • Congratulations Ms. Sharma, the award is very well deserved. Ms. Sharma is a hard working, dedicated and caring educator and is the consummate professional. If ever an award was deserved by someone it was Ms. Sharma. Thank you all at Milken Educator Awards for honoring this wonderful teacher!

    Posted by Jose J. Vaquera, 04/04/2015 1:37pm (8 years ago)

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