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In Sparks, Nevada, Teacher Yamilet Lopez Receives a $25K Milken Educator Award

There's more to today's assembly at Alice Maxwell Elementary than meets the eye, including a huge national recognition for one outstanding educator. Watch as Lowell Milken, founder of the Milken Educator Awards, surprises kindergarten teacher Yamilet Lopez with a Nevada Milken Award, an honor complete with $25,000 to be used however she likes.

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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