Our 2016-17 Milken EducatorsPhoto 30 of 33
Amanda Christensen (SD '16) | Fourth-grade teacher, Longfellow Elementary School | Mitchell, SD
Date of Award: January 4, 2017
"You're a product of your environment, and I really feel like because of this innovative, amazing district I've been able to grow into the person that I am," said Amanda Christensen when she accepted her Award. Amanda prepares her students for tomorrow's workplace through engaging lessons that highlight communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. She may teach in a small town, but she brings big opportunities to her students: Amanda helped her students enter a writing contest held by Mantis Digital Arts, an educational video game developer based in the state. When the class produced the first-place winner and several runners-up, the company’s founder visited Longfellow to hand out the awards.
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