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Farmer Elementary teacher wins national education award, $25,000 prize | News

LOUISVLLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A Farmer Elementary School instructor received a national award and a $25,000 prize Friday.

Jessica Goodman, the school’s science, technology, engineering and math lab instructor, gained the prestigious Milken Educator Award through a ceremony at Farmer Elementary. Gov. Andy Beshear declared Goodman’s national recognition and $25,000 award at the occasion.

“It’s just an unbelievable honor,” Goodman claimed following getting the national award. “I realized that it was a extremely prestigious award and not numerous individuals acquire it, and it really is unbelievable that I obtained this award.”

The Milken Educator Award is specified to fantastic elementary and secondary faculty lecturers, principals and training pros who reveal fantastic instructional achievements within and outdoors their lecture rooms that generally go unheralded, in accordance to the variety requirements.

Recipients are also early- to mid-career educators who show management likely and motivate college students and colleagues.

Goodman stated she did not know what she will do with the $25,000 prize, nevertheless she stated she may perhaps expended element of the award on her classes.

“I like doing the job with learners,” she reported. “I adore observing all of my children consider new items. I am our STEM teacher, so I truly have a passion for hands-on understanding and ground breaking thoughts and creative imagination.”

Milken Educator Award recipients also get networking and enhancement tools in the course of their occupations, according to the Milken Loved ones Basis.

The organization has doled out $70 million in awards and $138 million in awards and experienced improvement opportunities because its inception, in accordance to the foundation’s site.

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