Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards
To Attract, Retain, and Motivate Talented People to the Challenge and Adventure of Teaching
2012 Winner – Click on the link to read about the newest of Colorado’s Milken Educators: Barth Quenzer
The Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards program, sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education and the State Board of Education, provides public recognition and an unrestricted financial award of $25,000 to elementary and secondary school teachers, principals and other education professionals who are furthering excellence in education. Click the following dates to read about Colorado’s Milken Educators from 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, and 1997.
The Milken Educator Awards are announced in the fall of each year at surprise notifications, held in all-school assemblies. The chief state school officer makes the award announcement in the company of Foundation representatives and other dignitaries, including the Governor or first lady, as well as the electronic and print media.
New Colorado recipients are also honored at a Colorado State Board of Education meeting following their receipt of the award.
Barth Quenzer and Elaine Gantz Berman, State Board of Education member and Robert Hammond, Colorado Commissioner of Education.
Recipients are selected from the Outstanding Educators Talent Pool, educators who have distinguished themselves in the eyes of their peers, students, community, and CDE by:
- Exceptional educational talent as evidenced by outstanding instructional practices in the classroom, school, and profession
- Outstanding accomplishment and strong long-range potential for professional and policy leadership
- Engaging and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students, colleagues, and the community.
Click here for more information about the Milken Family Foundation Educator Awards.
Colorado Department of Education
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1450, Denver, CO 80202