Thursday, October 6, 2016
Samantha Hart
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550
hart@doe.in.gov

Today, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz joined Lowell Milken, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Milken Family Foundation, to present an Indiana educator with a Milken Educator Award. Aimee Schade was honored in a ceremony at West Goshen Elementary School where she is a TAP master teacher. In addition to receiving national recognition, Schade will receive a $25,000 cash award.

“I am honored to recognize a Hoosier educator who has enriched instruction and improved outcomes for Indiana’s students,” said Ritz. “Aimee Schade embodies what it means to be a teacher-leader – supporting the professional development of her colleagues while developing innovative methods to individualize instruction for West Goshen Elementary School students. It is with great pleasure that I join the Milken Family Foundation in presenting Aimee with a Milken Educator Award today.”

About the Milken Educator Award
The Milken Educator Awards, conceived by the Milken Family Foundation to attract, retain and motivate outstanding talent to the teaching profession, is the nation’s preeminent teacher recognition program. The Milken Family Foundation has devoted more than $138 million in funding to the Milken Educator Awards over the past three decades, including $68 million in individual awards to more than 2,700 recipients plus powerful professional development opportunities and networking with leading education stakeholders.

Additional information about the Milken Educator Award, including a biography for Aimee Schade, can be found here: www.MilkenEducatorAwards.org.