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The Nation's largest teacher recognition program awards 2 local standouts
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The Nation's largest teacher recognition program awards 2 local standouts

Norcross, GA --  On Saturday, 2 local teachers were awarded the $25,000 Milken Educators Award, which is also known as the "Oscars of Teaching".  The Milken Educator Awards represent the nation's largest teacher recognition program in the US and has given out over $62 million in cash rewards.

The Award ceremony was held in Santa Monica, California and was the highlight of the Milken Educator Forum, which is one of the premier education events joining hundreds of award winning teachers and principals together with education leaders to share their successes and build strategies to strengthen our school systems.

Congratulations to the 2 Georgia winners and their achievements:

Kelly Stopp ? Reading Specialist ? Meadowcreek Elementary School ? Norcross, GA

When it comes to imaginative ways to teach reading, there’s no stopping Kelly Stopp, a second- grade teacher and reading specialist at Meadowcreek Elementary in Norcross, Georgia. To model new instructional methods, she crafted a program that blends poetry with grammar and social studies. Her grammar lesson booklet was so well received that it is used countywide. To more effectively communicate with her predominately Hispanic students and families, Kelly spent six weeks living with a native family in Costa Rica to learn Spanish.

Rachel Willis ? Teacher ? Morningside Elementary School ? Atlanta, GA

As a third-grade teacher looping with her second-grade class, Rachel Willis has overseen first-rate improvements in student achievement and education reform at Morningside Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. Last year, 100 percent of her students met or exceeded grade-level standards for reading, Language Arts and math. Rachel’s teaching is both inventive and regimented. She uses differentiated instruction in the classroom and creates elaborate virtual field trips, such as decorating her classroom to look like the Forum for a unit on democracy in Ancient Greece. PROFILE VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9PEOipEJcU 

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