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MPS teacher named to ‘elite network of exceptional educators’

Reagan's Sarah Moore one of just 27 Milken fellows

By - Jun 24th, 2015 04:02 am
Moore in her classroom after receiving the Milken Educator Award in 2013. Photo from MPS.

Moore in her classroom after receiving the Milken Educator Award in 2013. Photo from MPS.

MILWAUKEE (June 23, 2015) – Sarah Moore, a teacher at Milwaukee Public SchoolsRonald Reagan College Preparatory High School, has been named one of just 27 Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes fellows for 2015.

LMC describes the group as an “elite network of exceptional educators who share a passion for teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning.”

Moore spent the week of June 15 collaborating with peers from the U.S. and Europe on the fellows program, which prepares K-12 educators to “enhance student-led learning through positive role models – ‘Unsung Heroes’ – from history,” according to the LMC.

Winners were selected for their national or international recognition, demonstrating “exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom.”

In 2013, Moore, née Berndt, won the prestigious Milken Educator Award, dubbed the “Oscar of Teaching.” A year later, she earned the Alumni of the Last Decade Award from her alma mater, Cardinal Stritch University. She teaches Spanish and design at Reagan, an MPS International Baccalaureate high school. Prior to that, she worked at Golda Meir School, where she earned Teacher of the Year honors from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators.

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver joins Reagan Principal Mike Roemer and the MPS family in congratulating Ms. Moore.

The Reagan teacher told the center that she believes all students can and will learn – and that she emphasizes global citizenship and creativity within the classroom.  “Embodying the true ideals of the IB education, Moore believes in creating a classroom that fosters 21st-century skills in authentic problem-solving,” the Milken Center wrote in a release.

Moore also wants her students to develop a love for language and communication. She advises the student newspaper at Reagan.

LMC Executive Director Norm Conard calls Moore “a wonderful educator” whose teaching is both creative and innovative.

About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are meeting reading standards
  • The MPS Class of 2015 earned $36 million in scholarships and still counting; and
  • MPS is home to 7 of the state’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.

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