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Eva Irwin Speaks After Milken Educator Award Announcement
Eva Irwin speaks during the assembly where she received her award.

Still stunned by the enormity of today's surprise, Eva Irwin addresses the students, staff and guests at her surprise Milken Educator Award notification, with Milken Educator Awards Founder Lowell Milken looking on. "As you can tell I'm shaking. This is the last thing I ever expected," she says. "This school is so important to me. I just want to thank all the amazing people in my department for all of the support that you've given me."

Eva also shares that she plans to use the Milken Educator Award's financial prize to help pay for her master's degree in educational leadership and policy studies.

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