2022-23 Milken Educators

Photo 29 of 36 RI Emily Rendine

Hennessey Elementary School | East Providence, RI

"I just try to make learning magical for my students," third grade teacher Emily Rendine told reporters after her surprise Milken Educator Award notification at Hennessey Elementary in East Providence. October 5, 2022 was certainly a magical day, but this time Emily was the star!

With Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, Commissioner of Education Angelica Infante-Green and a bevy of state and local officials looking on, we presented Emily with the first Milken Educator Award of the season, as well as a huge $25,000 check. "This is crazy—the best moment of my life!" said Emily. "I'm just so excited for all the opportunities this will bring me in the future." So are we!


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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