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Derrick Winn's Surprise Milken Educator Award

Students and staff at Crestworth Elementary are gathered today to celebrate being named a "Top Gains" school. No one expects that the ordinary assembly is about to turn into a life-changing surprise for one outstanding educator! Watch the excitement unfold as Lowell Milken, founder of the Milken Educator Awards, presents third grade math and science teacher Derrick Winn with a Milken Educator Award in front of cheering students, colleagues and visiting dignitaries, including Louisiana Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley. The prestigious award comes with a $25,000 prize, marking a transformative moment in Winn's teaching career.

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“The power of recognition is one of the strongest forces for stimulating human and social action. Yes, recognition is a powerful motivator—to those who receive it as well as those who observe it.”  - Lowell Milken