Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award Winners

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Kimberly Moreno (NJ '15) │Health Sciences teacher, Union City High School | Union City, NJ

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Date of Award: October 13, 2015

When Union City High School decided to establish a health-related program with Rutgers University Medical School for Health Related Professions, Kimberly Moreno was tapped to develop it. The program gives students the opportunity to pursue careers in the Allied Health fields by offering them college credit courses and a pre-medical honors program. During the first year of the program, Moreno’s students surpassed expectations and broke all records established in the program's 20-year history. Under her mentorship, not only did all of her students pass and earn college credit but one received a perfect score of 100, a first for the program. 

Pictured, Kimberly Moreno (NJ '15) addresses the crowd of students, colleagues and guests at her surprise notification as she accepts the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award from Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken. "You guys inspire us to come to work each day," she tells the students at Union City High School.

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