2017-18 Milken Educators

Photo 5 of 44 California Aaron Ferguson


On October 12, 2017, Lowell Milken gave science and business teacher Aaron Ferguson the surprise of his career at Pacifica High School in Oxnard, California, at a huge schoolwide assembly. Students in the Academy of Business, a "school within a school" in which Aaron creates real-life learning experiences for students within the local business community, broke out into a spontaneous cheer that shook the walls: "A-O-B! A-O-B!" Turns out that Aaron will have more than one reason to celebrate every year when October 12th rolls around: In addition to marking his Milken Award, it's also his wedding anniversary.


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Alaska Valerie Baalerud
Alabama Vinny Chiaramonte
Arkansas Dawn McLain
Arizona Jonathan Cadena
California Aaron Ferguson
California Alexis King
Colorado Lisa Rodgers
Connecticut Anna Capobianco
Delaware Tami Lunsford
Florida Dale Adamson
Hawaii Ken Kang
Iowa Joni Readout
Indiana Kristen Lents
Kansas Heidi Albin
Kentucky Brooke Powers
Louisiana Angela Boxie
Louisiana Theresa Cross
Massachusetts Dan Adler
Maryland Allison Felton
Michigan Neal Cronkite
Missouri Jordan McGaughey
MS Robyn Killebrew
North Carolina Meghan LeFevers
North Dakota Adam Gehlhar
Nebraska Jon Pickinpaugh
New Jersey Maria DeBruin
New Jersey Toni Ann Palmisano
New Mexico Melanie Alfaro
New York Aja Brown
New York Andrew Franz
Ohio Maria Rodgers
Oklahoma Debreon Davis
Oregon Andria Lindsey
Pennsylvania Melanie Cole
Rhode Island Lauren Hopkins
South Carolina Erin Reichert
South Dakota Carla Diede
Tennessee Paula Franklin
Tennessee Katherine Watkins
Texas Jennifer Fuller
Texas Katie Negen
Virginia Ryan James
West Virginia Erika Klose
Wyoming Shannon Hill