Hard Work Pays Off… Literally! Outstanding Teacher Awarded $25K For Her Skills.

two-photo collage. on the left there is a picture of kamisha looking shocked when they called her name, on the right there is a picture of kamisha holding her 25k check.

As we get older and try to think back on our school days, it gets harder to remember every single lesson that we learned in class. However, there is one thing that just seems impossible to forget no matter how old we get: The amazing teachers that we had along the way!

But sadly, oftentimes teachers don’t get the recognition they deserve. This is something that the Milken Educator Awards are trying to change, one teacher at a time!

The Milken Educator Awards have been around for 35 years and aim to honor the top educators across the country with a $25,000 reward. But with so many educators across the country, this is naturally a very hard-to-get award.

For this reason, Kamisha Burlingame, a fourth grade teacher from Arkansas never expected that one day, she would be the recipient of this amazing award — but you bet she was!

When they called Kamisha’s name as the Milken Educator Awards recipient, she just jumped up and walked towards the podium crying happy tears, this while the auditorium full of students and fellow educators cheered on her.

Although this came as a surprise to her, the fact that she won this award was not a surprise for others. Kamisha puts her heart into her job as a teacher by going above and beyond in her creative lessons. Furthermore, during the pandemic, Kamisha delivered books to her students’ houses to promote reading!

Kamisha is one of those teachers that just make you a better person, and the fact that she won this award is just a confirmation of that. Congratulations, Kamisha!

Watch Kamisha get her well-deserved award below and don’t forget to share to wish her well!

@milkenaward Her face says it all! Kamisha Burlingame was not excepting to leave today’s assembly as an #Arkansas Milken Educator (and $25K richer!). The students and staff at #ThomasJeffersonElementary went wild for this beloved 4th grade teacher! #teachersoftiktok #weloveteachers #teacherappreciation #bentonvilleAR #Arkansaseducation #arkansasteacher #elementaryschool #education #edutok #uplifting #wholesomemoment #positive #goodnews #bentonville #fyp #foryou #fypシ ♬ Little Things – Adrian Berenguer
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