Milken Award Presented to Luella Atkins, Reading Coach at Airport Elementary SchoolFerguson-Florissant School District
...Milken Award Presented to Luella Atkins, Reading Coach at Airport Elementary SchoolLuella Atkins ReactsThe passion that Luella Atkins, an Airport Elementary School reading coach and 10-year veteran of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, has for her students earned her the National Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation.Ms. Atkins
learned of the honor, and the $25,000 check that accompanied it, during a surprise school assembly.
"Everything happens to me because of you," she
told fellow teachers and 330 Airport Elementary School
students who gathered for an assembly.Ms. Atkins
is one of just 100 educators nationwide honored by the Milken Family Foundation
this year."Ms. Atkins is a role model for setting and achieving personal goals and is absolutely loved by all out students," said Airport Principal Rosetta Patton.
...Added Ferguson-Florissant School District Superintendent Jeffrey R. Spiegel, "Luella Atkins' passion reflects the District's focus on helping every student achieve at high levels."
...Airport Elementary School
students said Ms. Atkins
deserves the recognition.
has taught in the Ferguson-Florissant School District
since 1996.As reading coach for the school's Reading First program, she
trains teachers in writing and language arts skills and strategies, and assists in assessing students.She was a Missouri STARR (Select Teachers As Regional Resources) Teacher for 2002-04.