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Alaska - Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell (AK '15) | First- and second-grade teacher, Chester Valley Elementary | Anchorage, AK

Date of Award: November 22, 2016

More than a dozen dignitaries and veteran Milken Educators joined us at Chester Valley Elementary in Anchorage to welcome Paul Campbell to Alaska's Milken Educator family. Having Dr. Michael Johnson there for Paul's surprise notification was a special treat: Not only is Johnson Alaska's commissioner of education, but he's an Alaska Milken Educator himself (2008).

Paul Campbell, who teaches looped first- and second-grade, can often be heard singing with his young students, using music to create a sense of community, smooth classroom transitions and practice literacy skills (e.g. belting out Disney’s "Let It Go" while reading the lyrics). When Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, asked Paul during the assembly why singing was important, he looked over to his students and said, "Because it's super fun!"

More about Paul: Bio | Photos | Video | Spotlight interview


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Alaska - Paul Campbell
Alabama - Amara Alexander
Arkansas - Kara Davis
Arizona - Timothy Thomas
California - Katherine Shaw
California - Jessica Villanueva
Colorado - Felicia Casto
Colorado - Jennie Schmaltz
Connecticut - Manuel Zaldivar
Florida - Lukas Hefty
Georgia - Eric Crouch
Hawaii - Kelly Sutcliffe
Hawaii - Masaru Uchino
Indiana - Traci Druschke
Indiana - Aimee Schade
Kansas - Stephanie Conklin
Louisiana - Catherine Randall
Louisiana - Devon Willis-Jones
Maryland - Thomas Dennison
Mississippi - Allison Ruhl
North Carolina - Amanda Robertson
New Jersey - Lindsay Frevert
New Mexico - Melissa Kovac
Ohio - Tiffany Tynes Curry
Oklahoma - Amanda Raupe
Oregon - Lisa Richard
Pennsylvania - Jayda Pugliese
Rhode Island - Emily Caldarelli
South Carolina - Vanessa Torres
South Dakota - Amanda Christensen
Tennessee - Katelyn Baker
Texas - Amber Simpson
Virginia - Lindsay Murray