Milken Educator Award Returns to Wyoming

Dear Superintendents,

This will be a brief update written from Thermopolis. I am here under a ruse to recognize the work of PLCs at Thermopolis Middle School. The truth is that Wyoming brought back the Milken Educator Award and the assembly quickly shifted gears to recognize Shannon Hill as a 2017-18 recipient for her work as a Physical Education teacher. The award comes with national recognition and $25,000! You can read the full release from Milken here and watch the exciting announcement video here. She was completely surprised!

Five Thermopolis Middle School students hold up green signs with Superintendent Balow that read "$25,000" during the assembly.
Helping Thermopolis Middle School students prepare to announce the Milken Award winner.
Shannon reacts with surprise from the gymnasium bleachers, surrounded by students and teachers, after being announced as the Milken Educator Award recipient.
The surprise is revealed! (photo courtesy Milken Family Foundation)

Superintendent Balow speaks into a microphone to congratulate Shannon, who is standing beside her smiling, during the assembly.

Congratulating Shannon! (photo courtesy Milken Family Foundation)

Memo to be released on Monday, January 8: