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MILKEN EDUCATOR AWARDS

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MILKEN EDUCATOR AWARDS. The Milken Educator Awards provide recognition and unrestricted financial awards of $25,000 each to exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers, principals and other specialists who are furthering excellence in our nation’s schools.

Each year, awards are presented to some of America’s finest K-12 educators. The largest teacher recognition program in the U.S., the Milken Educator Awards were created to reward, retain and attract the highest quality K-12 educators to the profession. Each Milken Educator receives an unrestricted financial award of $25,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to participate in the annual Milken National Education Conference.

The Milken Educator Awards program was established by the Milken Family Foundation in 1985. The first awards were presented in 1987. Iowa joined the Milken Educator Awards Program in 1993.

In Dubuque, the following people have received the award:

Donald Moody, principal STEPHEN HEMPSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL 1995

Tammy Duehr, teacher EISENHOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2004

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Milken Educator Award. Iowa Department of Education. Online: https://www.educateiowa.gov/milken-educator-award