Eric Cochran Wins $25,000 Milken Award
November 2, 2011
Filed under News
Lindbergh social studies teacher, Eric Cochran, is the recipient of the Milken Educator Award. Cochran was surprised in a schoolwide asembly, attended by the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, Chris Nicastro, as well as representatives from the Missouri Congress.
The Milken Award has no formal application process. An independent blue ribbon committee, appointed by the state’s department of education, recommends candidates and final selections come from the Milken Family Foundation.
Receipients of the award demonstrate “exceptional educational talent” and have shown “exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom.” The Milken award is restricted to early-to mid-career educators who “offer strong long-range potential for professional and policy leadership.”
Along with the award comes an unrestricted $25,000.
Although this assembly has been planned for several weeks, Lindbergh students and faculty members were kept in the dark as to the details. Teachers were told to bring their classes to the assembly for a “special announcement.”
Cochran was greeted to a loud applause from everyone in attendance. He looked visibly shocked and surprised.
Keep checking LindberghLookup.com throughout the next couple days for more information regarding this special announcement.