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Amara Alexander (AL '16) | Sixth-grade science teacher, Horizon Elementary School | Madison, AL
Date of Award: November 29, 2016
For Amara Alexander, teaching science means much more than standing in front of the classroom. Her sixth-graders at Horizon learn about science by dancing, singing, writing songs, researching, designing, building, and teaching their peers. Every year on Earth Day Amara invites a special guest to her classroom: veteran Milken Educator Dr. Tammy Alexander (AL '98), also known as "Miss Alexander's mom." At Amara's notification, Tammy waited in the wings until Amara's name was called to preserve the moment of surprise, then emerged to envelop her stunned daughter in a huge congratulatory hug.
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