Santa Monica, Calif., — Lowell Milken, founder of the Milken Educator Awards, presented 2021 Mississippi recipient Chayna Adams with her $25,000 cash prize at a national forum held at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Adams is the math lead teacher at Pearl River Central High School in Carriere, Mississippi.
The Milken Educator Awards Forum gathered the 2021 recipients from across the country to network with their new colleagues as well as veteran Milken Educators and other education leaders to discuss how to increase their impact on K-12 education. Activities centered around the Milken Educator Awards’ theme of “Celebrate, Elevate, Activate!” and the support new recipients will receive as members of the national Milken Educator Network of excellence.
Specifically, recipients learned about the Milken Friends Forever (MFF) mentoring program, in which freshman Milken Educators benefit from personalized coaching and guidance from a Milken Educator veteran on ways to elevate their instructional practice and take an active role in educational leadership, policy and practice.
Adams was first notified of her award at a surprise ceremony April 22, at her school before cheering students, appreciative colleagues, dignitaries and media. Learn more about her event here: https://www.milkeneducatorawards.org/educators/view/chayna-adams.
For more information, visit MilkenEducatorAwards.org or call the Milken Family Foundation at (310) 570-4772.