West Feliciana Parish Educator Surprised With National Honor and $25,000 Prize

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February 04, 2019

St. Francisville. - Earlier this month, a West Feliciana Parish educator was surprised with the 2018-2019 Milken Educator Award, a prestigious national recognition that comes with an unrestricted check for $25,000. Stephanie Whetstone, who teaches fifth-grade math and science at Bains Elementary School, is one of 33 educators nationwide to receive this year's honor. 

Learn more about recipient Stephanie Whetstone.

Whetsone thought she was attending an assembly to celebrate the school's academic gains, but was quickly surprised when Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley announced the real reason for the gathering. 

Watch Stephanie Whetsone receive the surprise of a lifetime.

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 2,700 top teachers, principals and specialists dedicated to strengthening education.

In addition to participation in the Milken Educator Network, 2018-19 recipients will attend a Milken Educator Forum in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 21-24, 2019. Educators will have the opportunity to network with their new colleagues and hear from state and federal officials about maximizing their leadership roles to advance educator effectiveness.

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