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Award Notification:  Raeven Brooks (TN '21)

Featured in this video:  Raeven Brooks (TN '21)
Murfreesboro, TN   |    Apr 07, 2022
Black Fox Elementary

Surprise, Raeven Brooks! You're a TN Milken Educator

There's an assembly at Black Fox Elementary, with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Commissioner of Education Dr. Penny Schwinn visiting to discuss the state's "Riley the Reading Raccoon" literacy program. But things take a different direction when Governor Lee and Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, present second grade teacher Raeven Brooks with a $25,000 Tennessee Milken Award, the first ever given in Murfreesboro City Schools. Watch the teacher's career-changing surprise unfold.

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  • Raeven, you are so deserving! This is a result of your hard work and dedication. I am very proud of you.

    Posted by Dionne McCullough, 08/04/2022 7:29am (8 months ago)

  • Congratulations Raeven, I am so proud of you and all your hard work. Keep up the great work, educating young students.

    Posted by Florence Smith, 07/04/2022 5:28pm (8 months ago)

  • Raeven, what an exceptional award and honor: THE MILKEN EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR. Very deserving with your hard work and dedication to your profession. CONGRATULATIONS!

    Posted by Glenda Smith, 07/04/2022 4:50pm (8 months ago)

  • Congratulations Raeven!!! We are so proud of your accomplishment being the Milken Educator of the Year!! An honor well deserved for you hard work and dedication!!!!

    Posted by Regina Dorsey, 07/04/2022 3:29pm (8 months ago)

  • Congratulations Raeven! Thanks for being one of MCS exceptional teachers. I am exceedingly proud to have served at Black Fox with you. Way to go!

    Jimmie B. Strickland
    Retired Professional School Counselor

    Posted by Jimmie B. Strickland , 07/04/2022 2:35pm (8 months ago)

  • Congratulations to Raeven Brooks! I am so proud of her as well as all our of teachers in the Murfreesboro City School District. Tennessee has the best public schools.

    Posted by Rebecca Goff, 07/04/2022 1:26pm (8 months ago)

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