Goshen teacher receives Milken Educator Award
During an assembly at West Goshen Elementary School, Master Teacher Aimee Schade was surprised with a national Milken Educator Award, along with a $25,000 cash prize.
She is the first teacher in the district to receive the award.
The award was presented by Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and Goshen Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Diane Woodworth,
“Aimee Schade has honed her skills along the career pathway, taking on additional roles and responsibilities to excel as the teacher leader that she is today,” said Lowell Milken. “Her careful attention to the needs of students and teachers in her school and broader community serves as a model of excellence that the Milken Educator Award represents.”
“I am honored to recognize a Hoosier educator who has enriched instruction and improved outcomes for Indiana’s students,” said Ritz. “Aimee Schade embodies what it means to be a teacher-leader—supporting the professional development of her colleagues while developing innovative methods to individualize instruction for West Goshen Elementary School students. It is with great pleasure that I join the Milken Family Foundation in presenting Aimee with a Milken Educator Award today.”