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Milken Family Foundation Educator Awards Symbol     Milken Educator Awards Program

The Milken Family Foundation Awards Program was started in the early 1980s. The Milken family saw the importance of recognizing great educators and developed a program that provides public recognition and financial rewards to outstanding educators. The first awards were presented to 12 California educators in 1987. Each educator in the program is given a $25,000 unrestricted financial award and the opportunity to participate in ongoing professional development at yearly state conferences, an annual National Education Conference, and through state networks of educators, state agency personnel, legislators, university personnel, business partners, and foundation staff. Since 1987, the program has awarded over $68 million to more than 2,700 outstanding teachers, principals, and educators. Kansas joined the Milken Family Foundation Awards Program in 1991.



                 2019 Kansas Milken Educator Recipient - Carly Bowden

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2018 Honoree

          Linda Dishman

2009 Honoree

         Brad Nicks

2017 Honoree

         Heidi Albin

2008 Honoree

         Vanessa Martinez

2016 Honoree

         Stephanie Conklin

2007 Honorees

         Jamelle McConnell Brown and Eric Kessler

2015 Honoree

         William Smithyman

2006 Honoree

         Karla Reed

2014 Honoree

         Amy Stanislowski

2005 Honorees

         Stanley Bergkamp and Matt Copeland

2013 Honoree

         Brad LeDuc

2004 Honorees

         Jim Armendariz and Dr. Victoria Seeger

2012 Honoree

         Michael Berndt

2003 Honorees

         Jesus Bernal and Charles Jenney

2011 Honoree

         Lisa Gruman

2002 Honorees

         Cheris Bass and Jim Medina

2010 Honoree

         Jeanie Weve

2001 Honorees

         Michiel Ford, Jada Kohlmeier and Dr. Amy Murphy

2000 Honorees

          Nancy Harman and Jeff McAdoo




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