2022-23 Milken Educators

Photo 8 of 36 ID Anna Attebury

First grade teacher, White Pine Elementary | Ammon, ID

White Pine Elementary is steeped in STEM thanks to first grade teacher Anna Attebury. Her students learn about human anatomy by building life-sized models of the body's respiratory, circulatory and muscular systems, and they code, work with drones, use 3D printers and complete Engineering Design Challenges in her STEM club.

At a festive assembly today — the first for Anna's students, thanks to the pandemic — Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra joined Greg Gallagher, MEA senior program director, to present Anna with Idaho's 2022 Milken Educator Award and $25,000. "The moment I heard my name, I went into complete shock," Anna told us after the assembly. She teaches because she loves witnessing the moment children realize they've learned something new. "My students are always ready and excited to learn," Anna said. "You get to see the kids have these light bulb moments, and it's so gratifying. It's so much fun to see the light in their eyes."


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2023 Milken Educator group
AL Bryan Cutter
AZ Megan Brown
AR Emily Howard
CO Tiffany Miera
CT Elaine Hill
HI Esther Kwon
ID Anna Attebury
IN Angela Fowler
IN Brittany Tinkler
KS Kristine Becker
LA Dereka Duncan
KY Charlotte Buskill
LA Corrie Campbell
LA Elise Frederic
ME Sarah Collins
MD Dion Jones
MA Leigh Beson
MS Tyler Shows
MO Vanessa Thomson
NE Lisa Moody
NV Liz Barnum
NV Jason Murray
NV Rejily Soriano
NJ Shaina Brenner
NM Christopher Nunez
NY Caitlin Garvey
NC Jessica Barnette
RI Emily Rendine
SD Abby Turbak
TN Alexa Guynes
TX Jenna Dean
TX Diana Lopez
VA Pamela Stepko
WV Andrea Trio
WY Jessica Kavitz