Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award WinnersPhoto 27 of 37
Ricardo Larios (OR '15) │Social studies teacher, Waldo Middle School │Salem, OR
Date of Award: January 6, 2016
In his social studies class, Ricardo Larios makes history more accessible by connecting past events to current ones like the Syrian conflict. Larios also teaches his kids life and teaching skills in Teacher Cadets, a program to cultivate future educators, and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes. The child of Mexican immigrants, Larios is the first in his family to go to college and is dedicated to teaching students with backgrounds similar to his about their options for the future. And he does so with great success: 99% of his previous AVID students are accepted into a university or community college.
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