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

Photo 16 of 37 Dr. Ernie Adkins (WV '14) Nationwide│

Dr. Ernie Adkins (WV '14) │Principal, Princeton Primary School │Princeton, WV

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Date of Award: Dec. 04, 2014

Adkins has a proven track record of raising the performance of schools where he has been a teacher or administrator. His resourcefulness, leadership and down-to-earth nature make him a valued mentor to teachers, parents and students. There are also many stories about Adkins’s resourcefulness and leadership, particularly with situations that arise on rural campuses. For example, in his clear-headed way, he once calmly dealt with a rabid fox that had bitten a teacher and was trying to make its way into the school.

In this photo: Recovering from the shock of his name called as the newest Milken Educator Award recipient, Principal Dr. Ernie Adkins is all smiles as the assembly bursts into applause.

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Jessica Karll (MO ’14)
Angie Sigmon (NC '14)
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Josie Guiney Igielski (WI '14)
Angela Harvala (MN '14)
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Jenna White (AK '14)
Roseann Maurantonio (NY '14)
Melonee Ginn (SC '14)
Nicole Castile (TN '14)
Jessica Tsoufiou (OH '14)
Michael Baum (PA '14)
Dr. Ernie Adkins (WV '14)
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Julie Wojcicki-Cleave (OR '14)
Michelle Johnson (DC '14)
Nardi Routten (FL '14)
Krystle Bryant (AL '14)
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Allyson Vitato (KY '14)
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Amy Stanislowski (KS '14)
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