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2017-18 Milken Educators

Photo 7 of 44 Colorado Lisa Rodgers

LISA RODGERS (CO '17)

On October 31, 2017, the Milken Educator Awards team and Lowell Milken landed at Grandview High School in Aurora to surprise science teacher Lisa Rodgers with Colorado's 2017-18 Award. Lisa, who teaches ninth-grade science and AP Biology at Grandview High School, holds her students to high standards—and they deliver. When she took over AP Biology three years ago, the program had one half-full class. Now the school has three completely full sections, with 100% of students sitting for the AP exam at the end of the year. In Rodgers' care, students' AP scores are among the highest in the district, with 95% scoring 3 or higher. Lisa was completely stunned when Lowell called her name. "I really appreciate this massive surprise, and I really appreciate these students," she told the assembly gathered in her honor.

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