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Overview

Criteria for Selection

Goals

Contact

Lora Sypal, State Coordinator
(402) 471-5059
lora.sypal@nebraska.gov

Jon Frey, State Liaison
(2002 South Dakota recipient, now located in Nebraska)
(402) 563-7050
Email: freyj@discoverers.org

Milken Family Foundation
Criteria for Selection

Based on guidelines established by the Foundation, participating states’ departments of education appoint blue-ribbon committees that recommend candidates for selection. Identification and selection procedures are confidential, and the program does not include a formal nomination or application procedure.

The criteria for the selection of outstanding elementary and secondary school teachers, principals and other education professionals as Milken Educators include all of the following:

Exceptional educational talent as evidenced by effective instructional practices and student learning results in the classroom and school;

Exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom that provide models of excellence for the profession;

Individuals whose contributions to education are largely unheralded yet worthy of the spotlight;

Early- to mid-career educators who offer strong long-range potential for professional and policy leadership; and

Engaging and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students, colleagues and the community.