Monday, May 17, 2010

Idaho Teacher Honored at Milken Awards Ceremony

Aaron McKinnon, a teacher at South Junior High School in Boise, was in Santa Monica, California, where he was honored as Idaho’s Milken Educator of the Year at what Teacher Magazine has hailed as the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine.  McKinnon received a $25,000 award.

Every year, the Milken Family Foundation hosts the Milken Educators of the Year at the Milken Educator Forum, one of America’s premier education events, inviting top teachers to celebrate with education reform leaders.

First presented in 1987, the Milken Educator Awards represent the nation’s preeminent teacher recognition program in the U.S., having bestowed more than 2,400 outstanding educators with $60 million in unrestricted cash awards.

Here’s a photo of Aaron McKinnon receiving his award with Milken Family Foundation Co-Founders Lowell and Michael Milken:

~ Melissa M. 

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