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Milken Educator

Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera joined students, teachers, and administrators at Eagle View Elementary School in the Somerset Area School District on October 31, 2018, to surprise educator Katherine Bobby with the 2018 Milken Educator Award and a $25,000 check.

A third-grade teacher, Ms. Bobby strives to create a nurturing school culture and a strong home-school connection. In addition to helping organize school events and food drives, she has taken the lead in aligning the school’s curriculum with Pennsylvania’s Core Standards and mentors new and student teachers. Her popular “Do One Thing” wall highlights things students have done to improve others’ quality of life in school, home, and community.

Katherine is the only educator to earn this distinction in Pennsylvania in 2018. For more than 30 years, the Milken Foundation has recognized outstanding teachers throughout the nation, and to date, has bestowed the Milken Educator Award on more than 2,700 educators. Each award recipient receives an unrestricted $25,000 award as well as continued networking and professional development opportunities.

Learn more about the Milken Educator Awards