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Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award Winners

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John Lary (LA '15) │History teacher, C.E. Byrd High School | Shreveport, LA

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Date of Award: October 27, 2015

John Lary, who bikes to school each day in dress slacks and his signature bowtie, teaches AP European and U.S. History, classes which demand a lot of students and offer college credit. Lary's first AP European History class had 30 students; this year the program has 198 students and has led a 500 percent increase in the number of students scoring a 3 or above on AP history exams. Lary also revived and sponsors the Gayarre History Club, which requests student essay submissions from high school-aged students throughout Caddo Public Schools. Submissions are judged by a group of students and teachers, with accepted proposals read at an annual conference and published in paperback for purchase on Amazon. 


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Melody Tucker (AL '15)
Brittany Matsushino (AZ '15)
Nicki Derryberry (AZ '15)
Matthew Harvey (CA '15)
Nick Williams (CA '15)
Ryan Moore (CO '15)
Peter Arseneault (CT '15)
Jessica Cunningham (DC '15)
Michael Sana (HI '15)
Melody Coryell (IN '15)
William Smithyman (KS '15)
Jessica Major (LA '15)
John Lary (LA '15)
Chandler Smith (LA '15)
Michelle Ryan (MA '15)
Angela Malone (MD '15)
Michaela Lamarre (ME '15)
Kevin Tobe (MI '15)
Deborah Siebern-Dennis (MO '15)
Rhonda Burrage (MS '15)
Eric Patin (NC '15)
Courtney Matulka (NE '15)
Allison Cuttler (NJ '15)
Kimberly Moreno (NJ '15)
Colin DeGroot (NM '15)
Lauren Jensen (NY '15)
Ricardo Larios (OR '15)
Anthony Angelini (PA '15)
Kendra Borden (RI '15)
Lindsey Bibler (SC '15)
Kimberly Freeman (SC '15)
Gina Benz (SD '15)
Misty Ayres-Miranda (TN '15)
Laura Servin (TX '15)
Amber Dortch (VA '15)
Lauren Wilson (VA '15)
Ryan Lafferty (WA '15)