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The Milken Family Foundation has announced the winners of this year's Milken Educator Awards, which recognize elementary and secondary school teachers and principals who are furthering excellence in education. The recipients will each received checks of $25,000, and will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles next June for the Milken Family Foundation National Education Conference where they will be awarded unrestricted checks of $25,000. The recipients and their schools are listed below by statein alphabetical order:

Alabama. Ramona Brewer, Oneonta Elementary School, Oneonta; Blake Cassel, Harrand Creek Elementary School, Enterprise; Charlotte Douglas, Cloverdale Elementary School, Dothan. Alaska. Amy Kenaston, Nordale Elementary School, Fairbanks; LeBron McPhail, Batte Elementary School, Palmer; Douglas Penn, Whittier Community School, Whittier.

Arizona. Kimberly Allen, Cordova Middle School, Phoenix, and Barcelona Middle School, Glendale; James Manley, Stevenson Elementary School, Mesa; Krista Newcomb, Villa Montessori School, Scottsdale; Fredric Stephen, Orangedale Elementary School, Phoenix. Arkansas. Toni Lockhart, Rena Elementary School, Van Buren; Tracy Streeter, Nobel Elementary School, Hamburg; Marla Sutton, Alma Primary School, Alma; Johnettee Walker, Wilmot Elementary School, Wilmot.

California. Jamila Banks, Loreto Elementary School, Arroyo Seco; Susana Navarro Baum, Solana Vista Elementary School, Solana Beach; Lauren Cherry, Santa Fe Elementary School, Oakland; Charles deSeriere, Beulah Payne Elementary School, Inglewood.

Colorado. Jacqueline Bobbit, Stratton Meadows Elementary School, Colorado Springs; Theresa McCain, Gardner School, Gardner; Nancy Saltzman, Broadmoor Elementary School, Colorado Springs; Laura Thompson-Beato, King Murphy Elementary School, Evergreen.

Connecticut. Margaret Andrews, Helene Grant Elementary School, New Haven; Gail Dahling- Hench, Cherry Brook Primary School, Canton; Andrienne Longobucco, Center School, Litchfield. Florida. Claude Archer, Douglas Elementary School, Miami; Joseph Balchunas, Fairway Elementary School, Miramar; Deborah Clarke, Rosenwald Elementary School, Palm Beach; Vincent Maniscalco, Mitchell Elementary School, Tampa; Glenn Rustay, Garden City Elementary School, St. Lucie.

Georgia. William Duncan, Kingsley Elementary School, Dunwoody; Dianne Dunn, Hooper Alexander Elementary School, Decatur; Kay Hollifield, County Line Elementary School, Winder; Joyce Spraggs, Beaver Ridge Elementary School, Norcross.Hawaii. Cynthia Hagino, Waialua Elementary School, Waialua; Linda Morikone, Noelani Elementary School, Honolulu; Alison Tanaka, Kanoelani Elementary School, Waipahu.

Illinois. Betty DuPré, Parker Early Education Center, Machesney Park; Bobbie Klaus, West Elementary School, Carlinville; Salvador Tamayo, Turner Elementary School, West Chicago. Indiana. Theresa Knipstein, Sunnyside Elementary School, Indianapolis; Christine Michael, Irwin Elementary School, Fort Wayne; Mary Webeck, Klondike Elementary School, West Lafayette. Iowa. Denise Carlson, Gilbert Elementary School, Gilbert; Kari Ringgenberg-Pingel, Jefferson Elementary School, Pella; Roger Wilcox, Waverly-Shell Rock Community Schools, Waverly.

Kansas. Alice Bertels, State Street Elementary School, Topeka; Nancy Harman, Kathryn O'Loughlin McCarthy Elementary School, Hays; Jeffrey McAdoo, Quail Run Elementary School, Lawrence. Kentucky. Cyndi Boggs, Grapevine Elementary School, Madisonville; Rita Presley, Science Hill Elementary School, Science Hill; Mary Robertson, Whitney Young Elementary School, Louisville. Maine. Cindy Albert, Hilltop Elementary School, Caribou; Lois Pangburn, Mapleton Elementary School, Mapleton; Rhonda Poliquin, New Suncook School, Lovell.

Maryland. David Chia, Broad Acres Elementary School, Silver Spring; Deneen Houghton, Mayo Elementary School, Mayo; Margo Morris Handy, Pemberton Elementary School, Salisbury; Alberta Porter, Riverside Elementary School, Joppa.

Massachusetts. Holli Armstrong, Old Post Road School, Walpole; Lucille Ferragamo, Whelan Elementary School, Revere; Mary Meade-Montague, Roosevelt Elementary School, Worcester; Elaine Swain, Murphy Elementary School, Boston.

Michigan. Kathy Anderson, Lafayette Elementary School, Lincoln Park; Randall Cook, Frost Elementary School, Jackson; Brenda Crane, Tyrone Elementary School and Beacon Elementary School, Harper Woods; Julie Helber, Paddock Elementary School, Milan; Kathleen Tricomo, Millside Elementary School, Algonac.

Minnesota. Lynn Bartol, Longfellow Magnet School, St. Paul; Tim Caroline, Moose Lake Elementary School, Moose Lake; Michele Conners, Community of Peace Charter School, St. Paul. Mississippi. Sonja Boone, Kreole Elementary School, Moss Point; Carol Burton, Hernando Elementary School, Hernando; Vivian Smith, Mississippi School for the Deaf, Jackson.

Missouri. Cheryl Jackson, Zitzman Elementary School, Pacific; Mariann Jones, Cedar Springs Elementary School, House Springs; Sheila Perry, Bloomfield Elementary School, Bloomfield. Montana. Robyn Baker, Poplar School, Poplar; Colleen Cooper, Hellgate Intermediate School, Missoula;. Sue Winstead, Hawthorne School, Bozeman.

Nebraska. Ann Catania, Prairie Wind Elementary School, Omaha; Laura Croom, Swanson Elementary School, Omaha; Carolyn Escamilla, Roosevelt Elementary School, Scottsbluff. Nevada. Debbie Davis, Pinon Hills Elementary School, Douglas; Norita Espinosa, Walter Bracken Elementary School, Las Vegas; Roger Hansford, Sage Elementary School, Spring Creek; Beverly Mathis, Kermit R. Booker Elementary School, Las Vegas.

New Hampshire. Sarah Bragg, Bow Elementary School, Bow; Julia Dennett, Sandwich Central School Center, Sandwich; Lynn Emery, Lancaster School, Lancaster. New Mexico. Danielle Calvillo, Valencia Elementary School, Los Lunas; Patricia Castillo, Rio Grande Elementary School, Belen; Judy Tanner, Magdalena Elementary School, Magdalena; North Carolina. Laura Candler, E. E. Miller Elementary School, Fayetteville; Patsy Hidgon, Weaverville Primary School, Weaverville; Maria Petrea, Collinswood Elementary School, Charlotte; Cheryl Smith, Elizabethtown Primary School, Elizabethtown.

North Dakota. Bill Demaree, Jeanette Myhre Elementary School, Bismarck; Jean Hall, Edwin Loe Elementary School, New Town; Pam Rettig-Ring, Will Moore Elementary School, Bismarck. Ohio. Linda Bare, Bath Elementary School, Akron; Debra Gardner, Lincoln Elementary School, Tiffin; Susan Jefferson, Miamitown Elementary School, Miamitown.

Oklahoma. Jean Brassfield, Pershing Elementary School, Muskogee; Tracy Foor, Norman North High School, Norman; Dee Fox Taft Middle School, Oklahoma City; Suzanne Giordano, Summit Middle School, Edmond; Marcellus Hankins, Soldier Creek Elementary School, Midwest City; Theresa Kiger, Robert Grove Elementary School, Tulsa.

Oregon. Dave Bertholf, Clear Lake Elementary School, Keizer; Keizer Enedelia Hernandez- Schofield, Echo Shaw Elementary School, Cornelius; Susan Klinkhammer, Lincoln Elementary School, Corvallis; Kelly Nakano, Mill Park Elementary School, Portland.

Pennsylvania. Julia Blumenreich, Germantown Academy, Fort. Washington; Elizabeth McKeaney, Colonial Elementary School, Plymouth Meeting; Marcia Raubenstrauch, Ridgway Elementary School, Ridgway. Rhode Island. Barbara Ashby, George J. West Elementary School, Providence; Mariann Hayward, Peacedale Elementary School, South Kingstown; Judy Rowe, Reynolds School, Bristol.

South Carolina. Tracey Craven, Oakdale Elementary School, Rock Hill; Kelly McCalla, Oakland Elementary School, Greenwood; Ann Shaw, Summit Drive Elementary School, Greenville; Todd White, Mitchell Road Elementary School, Greenville. Tennessee. Lori Flemming, Una Elementary School, Nashville; Kim Hawks, Margaret Newton Elementary School, Tiptonville; Kathleen Jones, South Clinton Elementary School, Clinton.

Utah. LaRayne Brown, Belknap Elementary School, Beaver; J. Lynn Jones, Mapleton Elementary School, Mapleton; Marilee Terry, Grandview Elementary School, Provo. Virginia. Charla Crews, Meadville Elementary School, Halifax County; Steven Jackson, Spotswood Elementary School, Harrisonburg City; Debora Lassiter, John Tyler Elementary School, Portsmouth City; Wade Whitehead, Jr., Crystal Spring Elementary School,; Roanoke. City;

Washington. Bonita Dixon, Orchard Center Elementary School, Spokane; LeeAnn Haven, Cascade Elementary School, East Wenatchee; Kristi Rennebohm Franz, Sunnyside Elementary School, Pullman. West Virginia. Rosemary Basham, Midland Trail Elementary School, Charleston; Cheryl Nelson, Hillsboro Elementary School, Hillsboro; Paulette Phillips, Cass Elementary School; Morgantown.

Wisconsin. Jennifer Gaab, Jefferson Elementary School, Beaver Dam; Marcy Levine, Doty Elementary School, Green Bay; Deborah Mercier, Franklin Elementary School, Madison.

Wyoming. Laurie Hanks, Farson- Eden School, Farson; Ron Vigil, Goins Elementary School, Cheyenne; Mark Vinich, Lincoln Elementary School, Riverton.

—Michelle Galley

Vol. 20, Issue 8, Pages 52-53

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