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Our 2016-17 Milken Educators

Photo 8 of 33 Colorado - Jennie Schmaltz

Jennie Schmaltz (CO '16) | Third-grade teacher and instructional coach, Elkhart Elementary School | Aurora, CO

Date of Award: October 26, 2016

When Jennie Schmaltz was walking up to the front of the gym to accept her Milken Educator Award from Lowell Milken, she was pondering what that moment meant for her students. "I started thinking about how important it is for the kids to see what can happen if you work really hard," Jennie told Aurora News Weekly after her surprise notification. She credits her mom, a recently retired teacher, for inspiring her to choose a career in education. A data-driven leader who splits her time between teaching third grade and serving as the school's Teacher Partner, Jennie is credited with boosting both student achievement and teacher retention at Elkhart.

More about Jennie: 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