Our 2016-17 Milken Educators

Photo 5 of 33 California - Katherine Shaw

Katherine Shaw (CA '16) | Kindergarten teacher, Washington Elementary School | Bellflower, CA

Date of Award: March 3, 2017

A slew of guests and veteran Milken Educators turned out to help us surprise Washington Elementary kindergarten teacher Katherine Shaw. Katherine was moved to tears and got a huge ovation from students and colleagues. When she took the microphone, Katherine thanked the Washington community for its support. "You have my heart," she told the students. Then, to her colleagues: "You've believed in me. I love coming here every day." Katherine has taught several grades and served as an instructional coach at the high-poverty, largely Hispanic school, but she loves teaching the school's youngest students because their skills grow so quickly. "Every time they say, 'I know how to read now,' I get goose bumps," she says.

More about Katherine: Bio | Photos | Video | Spotlight interview

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Alaska - Paul Campbell
Alabama - Amara Alexander
Arkansas - Kara Davis
Arizona - Timothy Thomas
California - Katherine Shaw
California - Jessica Villanueva
Colorado - Felicia Casto
Colorado - Jennie Schmaltz
Connecticut - Manuel Zaldivar
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Georgia - Eric Crouch
Hawaii - Kelly Sutcliffe
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Louisiana - Catherine Randall
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Maryland - Thomas Dennison
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Tennessee - Katelyn Baker
Texas - Amber Simpson
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