Say Hello to the 2014-15 Milken Educator Award Winners!


This year we've honored 37 of the best, brightest and most effective teachers in the country! Their dedication and unwavering commitment to helping students succeed is not only inspiring but vital to our nation's future.

Flip through this gallery to learn more about our newest Milken Educator Award winners, also featuring Milken Family Foundation Co-Founders Lowell Milken and Mike Milken, Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley (IN '94) and National Institute for Excellence in Teaching President Dr. Gary Stark (AR ’01).

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Anthony Petrelis Jane Foley Mitchell Chester and VIPs
Erin Quinlan cheered by students
Desi Nesmith with Jane Foley and applause
Jessica Karll gets high fives from students
Angie Sigmon June Atkinson Jane Foley
LeeAnna Rabine hugs Dr Jane Foley
Josie Iglieski reaction
Angela Harvala with daughter Aubrey
Karen Krantz phones husband
Jenna White gets applause
Roseann Maurantonio surrounded by media
Melonee Ginn with Gary Stark and Mick Zais
Nicole Castile hugs students
Jessica Tsoufiou with MEA envelope
Michael Baum teaching math to students
Ernie Adkins reaction
Tracy Espiritu with Mike Milken Mary Pat Christie and 25000 check
Julie Cleave reaction
Michelle Johnson applauded
Nardi Routten with Jane Foley in class
Krystle Bryant gets high fives
Cagney Weaver with VIPs
Allyson Vitato reaction
Shannon Ryan with Hanna Skandera Jane Foley Tom Ryan and daughter
Laurie Davies speaks to media
Kelly Wilber surprised reaction
Maggie Hawk Mike Milken Lori Milken VIPs with check
Samatha Morgan and Lowell Milken
Amy Stanislowski demonstrates teaching
Carrie Harper accepts award from Lowell Milken
Jana Fukada calls mom
Carman McBride Gary Stark Dexter Suggs
Lindsey Parker reaction
Angie Wytovich Mike Milken call husband
Lowell Milken braces Shalini Sharma
Ana Gutierrez Lowell Milken Patricia Tate
Brandon Sportel Lowell Milken