Our 2016-17 Milken EducatorsPhoto 5 of 33
Katherine Shaw (CA '16) | Kindergarten teacher, Washington Elementary School | Bellflower, CA
Date of Award: March 3, 2017
A slew of guests and veteran Milken Educators turned out to help us surprise Washington Elementary kindergarten teacher Katherine Shaw. Katherine was moved to tears and got a huge ovation from students and colleagues. When she took the microphone, Katherine thanked the Washington community for its support. "You have my heart," she told the students. Then, to her colleagues: "You've believed in me. I love coming here every day." Katherine has taught several grades and served as an instructional coach at the high-poverty, largely Hispanic school, but she loves teaching the school's youngest students because their skills grow so quickly. "Every time they say, 'I know how to read now,' I get goose bumps," she says.
All photos should be credited to "Milken Family Foundation" unless otherwise noted.
Press version: Right-click here and select "Save Target As..." (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As..." (Firefox) to download AP-spec or best-available photo.