Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award WinnersPhoto 33 of 37
Misty Ayres-Miranda (TN '15) | English teacher, Nashville School of the Arts | Nashville, TN
Date of Award: November 10, 2015
Misty Ayres-Miranda teaches grades 9-12 students English, Honors English, and AP English Literature, and also chairs the department. But the talented singer also directs several rich arts and performance-based programs at Nashville School of the Arts. She created and directs the school's new Literary Arts Conservatory, designed to provide students with opportunities to perform, write and produce plays and films.Teens perform at the poetry slams and spoken word events that Ayres-Miranda organizes at the school, as well as in poetry competitions around Nashville. The students also perform with several local arts organizations, such as the Country Music Association and the Nashville Symphony.
Pictured: Misty Ayres-Miranda (TN '15, left) holds her $25,000 Milken Educator Award check with the help of (from left) Matthew Marlatt (TN '09); Della Bacote (SC '98); Bobi King (TN '12); Tennessee Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen; and, representing the Milken Family Foundation, Dr. Gary Stark (AR '01), CEO of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET).
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