GAE member wins NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence

Warner Robins Educator Honored with
California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence

Amanda Miliner to be recognized by California Casualty and the NEA Foundation at 2016 Washington DC Awards Gala

Tucker, GA, October 23, 2015… Amanda Miliner, fourth grade educator at Miller Elementary School in Warner Robins, GA was recently named one of 42 public school educators who received the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence – one of the nation’s most prestigious honors for public educators.

The educators will be honored at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala to be held in Washington, DC on February 12, 2016. Known as the Academy Awards of public education, the gala attracts more than 850 of the nation’s leaders from public education, philanthropy, and the private sector.

“We give these awards annually to honor and promote excellence in education and to elevate the profession. Educators like these are critical to their students’ academic success, and they deserve national recognition,” said Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “We are thrilled that California Casualty has joined us again this year to pay tribute to educators who are making such a difference in the lives of students in classrooms across the country.”

Beau Brown, Chairman and CEO of California Casualty, said, “Educating our youth is critically important. California Casualty is proud to partner with the NEA Foundation to pause and celebrate excellence in teaching.”

The Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) nominated Miliner for the honor. "As a past Georgia Teacher of the Year, we knew she'd be a great candidate for the award and she again proved why she is a shining example of what we are looking for in a great teacher," said GAE President Dr. Sid Chapman.
From the 42 state awardees, five finalists will be selected to receive $10,000 cash awards. At the conclusion of the Washington, DC gala, one finalist will be named the nation’s top educator and receive an additional $25,000. Her school will also receive an award of $650.

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