Congratulations John Crocker – Milken National Educator Award for KY
I would like to congratulate John Crocker an English teacher at Ballard High School in Louisville, KY. John won the Milken National Educator Award for Kentucky. John teachers AP English at Ballard High School, a client of Total Registration’s AP Exam Registration Service. Here is some information about the Award:
The Milken Educator Awards were established by Milken Family Foundation Chairman Lowell Milken to provide public recognition and individual financial rewards of $25,000 to elementary and secondary teachers, principals and specialists who are furthering excellence in education.
The Awards alternate each year between elementary and secondary educators; its recipients are heralded in early to mid-career for what they have achieved and for the promise of what they will accomplish. The 2008 Awards notifications reached an audience of 175 million people with more than 1,100 stories – including 60 front page articles – and over 28,000 YouTube views.
from the Milken Family Foundation
John has clearly done a great job teaching his students and is very committed to their learning. Here are the criteria used in choosing award recipients:
The criteria for the selection of outstanding elementary and secondary school teachers, principals and other education professionals as Milken Educators include 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.
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