Tiffany Lachenmayr, a graduate of Meredith College’s Master of Education program, has been named North Carolina’s Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award winner.
Lachenmayr teaches fourth grade math and science at Garner’s Timber Drive Elementary School. She earned an M.Ed. in elementary education from Meredith College in 2010. She was the graduate student speaker at Meredith’s commencement exercises and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society.
Traditionally, unsuspecting recipients are caught by surprise during annual notifications when their names are announced at all-school assemblies. Click here to read more on WRAL.com.
Hailed as the ”Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine, the Milken Educator Awards were created in 1985 by education reform leader Lowell Milken to celebrate, elevate and activate excellence in the profession. Individual winners receive a $25,000 unrestricted prize.
Based on guidelines established by the Foundation, participating states’ departments of education appoint blue-ribbon committees that recommend candidates for selection. Criteria include
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