Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award Winners

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Eric Patin (NC '15) │Science teacher, Chatham Central High School │Bear Creek, NC

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Date of Award: October 15, 2015

Eric Patin is known as a highly effective science teacher who is able to guide those with academic difficulties to perform to the best of their ability. Under Patin’s tutelage, students have some of the highest biology exam scores in the state and many have entered into honors classes. As a leader for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), a program that seeks to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college, Patin has presented new teaching strategies to school leaders and the district at large, as well as advising teachers and district administrators on curriculum and assessment methods. All 20 of his first-year AVID students who graduated were accepted to at least one four-year college and amassed more than $3 million in scholarships. At their graduation, each of those students referenced Patin’s influence as an important factor in their accomplishments.

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Nicki Derryberry (AZ '15)
Matthew Harvey (CA '15)
Nick Williams (CA '15)
Ryan Moore (CO '15)
Peter Arseneault (CT '15)
Jessica Cunningham (DC '15)
Michael Sana (HI '15)
Melody Coryell (IN '15)
William Smithyman (KS '15)
Jessica Major (LA '15)
John Lary (LA '15)
Chandler Smith (LA '15)
Michelle Ryan (MA '15)
Angela Malone (MD '15)
Michaela Lamarre (ME '15)
Kevin Tobe (MI '15)
Deborah Siebern-Dennis (MO '15)
Rhonda Burrage (MS '15)
Eric Patin (NC '15)
Courtney Matulka (NE '15)
Allison Cuttler (NJ '15)
Kimberly Moreno (NJ '15)
Colin DeGroot (NM '15)
Lauren Jensen (NY '15)
Ricardo Larios (OR '15)
Anthony Angelini (PA '15)
Kendra Borden (RI '15)
Lindsey Bibler (SC '15)
Kimberly Freeman (SC '15)
Gina Benz (SD '15)
Misty Ayres-Miranda (TN '15)
Laura Servin (TX '15)
Amber Dortch (VA '15)
Lauren Wilson (VA '15)
Ryan Lafferty (WA '15)