2017-18 Milken Educators

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"This is insane!" said computer science teacher Vinny Chiaramonte as he made his way to the front of the room to accept Alabama's 2017-18 Milken Educator Award at R.F. Bumpus Middle School in Hoover on November 28, 2017. We couldn't agree more—our Milken Award surprises are the best kind of crazy! Vinny, who joined the faculty at Bumpus in 2014, helps students master foundational computer science skills like coding, computational thinking, sequencing and formulation. He believes all students should become “solution-makers,” using critical thinking skills to solve life's daily challenges.


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