BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — An elementary teacher at Thomas Jefferson Elementary in Bentonville, Ark. was named a recipient of a $25,000 Milken Educator Award.
According to a press launch, Kamisha Burlingame has turned her fourth-graders into expert problem-solvers and inventive thinkers. Whether turning her classroom into an airplane, sitting all the way down to a “book tasting” on picnic blankets, or sharing displays dressed as their topic throughout a unit on biographies, her college students are all the time exploring new methods to interact with studying materials, the discharge mentioned.
Burlingame is amongst greater than 60 educators throughout the nation who will obtain the award in the course of the 2021-22 season. She is the primary recipient from Bentonville Schools and can be a part of a nationwide community of greater than 2,800 Milken Educators and Okay-12 education leaders throughout the U.S.
“Every day, Kamisha Burlingame sparks joy and wonder in her students with lessons that capture their imagination and transform the classroom into full, interactive environments,” mentioned Gallagher. “She understands that reaching students’ hearts and minds go hand in hand. Kamisha proactively connects with students and their families to support their well-rounded development. For these reasons and more, I am proud to welcome Kamisha into the Milken Educator Network.”
Hailed because the “Oscars of Teaching,” Milken Educator Awards encourage and uplift with the distinctive tales of educators making a profound distinction for college kids, colleagues and communities. The Awards aren’t designated for lifetime achievement. Recipients are heralded whereas early to mid-career for what they’ve achieved — and for the promise of what they are going to accomplish given the sources and alternatives inherent within the Award.