Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award Winners

Photo 31 of 37 Kimberly Freeman (SC '15) Nationwide

Kimberly Freeman (SC '15) │Latin teacher and World Language department chair, Lexington Middle School │Lexington, SC

Photos │Video │Bio

Date of Award: February 9, 2016

Kimberly Freeman propelled Lexington Middle's once-struggling Latin program to high enrollment and expanded its reach to 23,000 students districtwide through virtual courses. She uses a blended curriculum that links the ancient language to modern tools and student interests like Harry Potter, mythology and The Hunger Games. Freeman's students are thriving with work beyond their years: They routinely score above the national average on the National Latin Exam and outperform high school students in world language courses. Her Latin academic team placed first at the South Carolina Certamen Competition in spring 2014.

Pictured: Kimberly Freeman (SC '15) holds her oversized $25,000 award check with help from Dr. Jane Foley (left), senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, and South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman.

All photos should be credited to "Milken Family Foundation" unless otherwise noted.

Press version: Right-click here and select "Save Target As..." (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As..." (Firefox) to download AP-spec or best-available photo.

Melody Tucker (AL '15)
Brittany Matsushino (AZ '15)
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)