2017-18 Milken Educators

Photo 27 of 44 New Jersey Toni Ann Palmisano


On December 19, 2017, math teacher Toni-Ann Palmisano got an early holiday surprise at Secaucus Middle School: a 2017-18 Milken Educator Award and a huge $25,000 check, presented in a room packed with excited students, colleagues and guests. Toni-Ann uses hands-on and collaborative activities in her seventh-grade math classes and is credited with helping boost the district’s math assessment scores. She's passionate about creating a school culture in which acceptance is appreciated and encouraged, and she believes strongly in a balanced approach to education that includes lots of extracurricular activities. "I teach because I love every single moment of it," she told the assembly. "Everything I do, I do for you all."


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