Mar 14, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. - An exceptional East Feliciana Parish educator,Laura Laiche, received the surprise of a lifetime today with an unrestricted $25,000 Milken Educator Award. At a school assembly, Milken Educator Awards Founder Lowell Milken and Louisiana Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley recognized Ms. Laiche’s work as a model for the state and nation. The Milken Educator Awards recognize, “the future belongs to the educated.”

Laiche thought she was attending an assembly where Dr. Brumley came to celebrate students for their great work in setting and monitoring goals but was quickly surprised when Milken Educator Awards Founder Lowell Milken announced the real reason for the gathering. 

Milken Educators are selected in early to mid-career for what they have achieved and for the promise of what they will accomplish. Along with the $25,000 prize and public recognition, the honor includes membership in the National Milken Educator Network, a group of more than 2,800 top teachers, principals, and specialists dedicated to strengthening education.
In addition to participation in the Milken Educator Network, the honorees will attend an all-expenses-paid Milken Educator Awards Forum, where they will network with their new colleagues as well as veteran Milken Educators and other education leaders about how to increase their impact on K-12 education. Furthermore, they will learn about how to become involved in the Milken Friends Forever (MFFs) mentoring program, in which freshman Milken Educators receive personalized coaching and support from a Milken Educator veteran on ways to elevate their instructional practice and take an active role in educational leadership, policy, and practice.

Learn more about the Milken Educator Awards.

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