Wooster Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Award

A teacher at Wooster High School in Reno has won a Milken National Educator Award for 2007. The award carries an unrestricted $25,000 prize.

The teacher will be honored at an assembly at Wooster on Friday, December 7th at 8:30 A.M.

The teacher's name is withheld until the announcement at the event itself.

The Milken National Educator Award is in its 21st year. It is the creation of Lowell and Michael Milken and provides public recognition to teachers, principals, and specialists who are furthering excellence in education.

It alternates each year between elementary and secondary educators.

"Teachers have the most important jobs in America," said Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-founder Lowell Milken. "We entrust them with the enormous responsibility of preparing our young people to be successful in the 21st century. These awards say, in a very public way, that greatness in education must be recognized and rewarded."

Nevada Governor Gibbons and Mrs. Gibbons are scheduled to attend the assembly along with Superintendent Paul Dugan and members of the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees.