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Programs > Awards and Recognition > Milken National Educator Awards
Milken National Educator Awards - Maryland
  

The Milken National Educator Awards Program was established by Lowell and Michael Milken to recognize the important contributions of exemplary teachers and other educators.  Its purpose is to reward these individuals and to call attention to their important contributions.  Maryland was selected by the Milken Family Foundation to participate in this program in 1992. Maryland’s Milken National Educators are each awarded a non-restricted cash prize of $25,000.  In addition, they participate in a prestigious three day National Conference in Washington, D.C. Recipients of the Milken National Educator Award do not know they are under consideration for this honor.  They receive the selection news at surprise announcements in ceremonies held across Maryland.
In Focus
2012 Milken National Educator Award Winner from Maryland
Maryland's 2012 Milken Educator Award Winner, Lauren Hunter

Educators themselves cannot apply for this award.  Instead, exemplary educators are identified by the Maryland State Department of Education which maintains a Maryland Educator Talent Bank (METB) of exemplary educators.  The individuals recommended for the Talent Bank are considered for State committees, advisory panels, and special awards such as the Milken National Educator Award.  Educators recommended for the METB should be early to mid-career professionals, with five to fifteen years experience in teaching or less than twenty years as administrators.  Their contributions to education should be significant and they should demonstrate leadership, innovative approaches to teaching, and dedication to the field of education.

Hailed as “the Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine, the Milken Educator Awards were conceived by Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder, to recognize the importance of outstanding educators and encourage talented young people to enter teaching. Unlike most teaching awards, the Milken Educator Awards have no formal nomination or application process. Each year exceptional teachers and principals can be recommended without their knowledge. The Milken Foundation makes a final decision on its Award recipients.

 

The Maryland State Department of Education appreciates information about outstanding candidates for the Talent Bank. If you know of an outstanding teacher, please let us know by supplying the following information on the Talented Teacher Referral Form and sending it by mail or email to the address given in the contact information below.



Contact Information
Dr. Darla Strouse, Executive Director
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0369
Fax:  410-333-2226
Email:  dstrouse@msde.state.md.us
 2012 Milken National Educator Award
Maryland's 2012 Milken Educator Award Winner, Lauren Hunter
Harford County Public School Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Photos - Harford County Public School Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
 2011 Milken National Educator Award
Maryland's 2011 Milken Educator Award Winner, Madeline Hanington
2011 Milken National Educator Madeline Hanington is honored by the State Board
 2010 Milken National Educator Award
Maryland's 2010 Milken Educator Award Winner, McKinley Broome
Video - 2010 Milken Educator Awards Winner, McKinley Broome, Baltimore, MD
 2009 Milken National Educator Award
Maryland's 2009 Milken Educator Award Winner, Kim Jakovics
 2008 Milken National Educator Award
Harford County Educator Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Prince George’s County Educator Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Photos - Prince George's County Presentation
Video - Harford County Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Award
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2004 Milken National Educator Award Winners - MD
2005 Milken National Education Conference Photos
Milken National Educator Award Winners - MD
Milken Family Foundation
 2005 Milken National Educator Award
Alexander Jaffurs, 2005 Milken National Educator Award Winner
Kelly Smith, 2005 Milken National Educator Award Winner
2005 Milken National Educators from MD honored on Jan. 24, 2006
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