Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award Winners

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Peter Arseneault (CT '15) │ Technology and automotive teacher, Bacon Academy │ Colchester, CT

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Date of Award: November 12, 2015

Known at Bacon Academy for bringing project-based technology education into the 21st century, Peter Arseneault teaches classes like Technology Repair, Science and Alternative Energy, and Automotive Technology. His students build solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal heating and cooling systems, as well as maintaining teachers' and community members' cars. There are waitlists for all the classes Arsenault offers.

At his surprise notification assembly, Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, noted that Arseneault is known as an extremely hard worker and asked him to share his thoughts on the value of hard work. "Honestly, I don't work harder than anyone else here," Arseneault replied. "It's a collaborative effort."


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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)