On Thursday, October 3, 2019, Pedro A. Rivera, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, and Dr. Jane Foley, Senior Vice President of the Milken Educator Awards, came to Marple Newtown High School. The Milken Educator Awards recognition program honored its first educator in 1987 and remains unrivaled as the most prestigious educator award in the country. The Milken Family Foundation sponsors the initiative and bestows awards to educators whose achievements, contributions, and dedication to their students are found to be commendable.
During a school-wide assembly at Marple Newtown High School (MNHS), which included local dignitaries, Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, school administrators, teachers and students, Dr. Foley not only recognized Mrs. Elizabeth Landes as one of the most innovative and committed teachers across the country, but also surprised her with an unrestricted $25,000.00 check. Mrs. Landes is the only Milken Educator Award winner from Pennsylvania this year. Click here to learn more about Mrs. Landes, and be sure to click "Read More" below to view a video of Mrs. Landes receiving the Award!