Award-winning Goshen teacher visits WNDU

Published: Oct. 14, 2016 at 2:32 PM EDT
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A West Goshen Elementary School teacher was picked from millions of other teachers across the nation to win the 2016 Milken Educator Award.

Aimee Schade was surprised with the honor last week. On Friday, she stopped by NewsCenter 16 at Noon to talk with Tricia Sloma. Click on the attached video to see that interview.

Goshen teacher wins Milken Educator Award

Oct. 6, 2016

A Goshen teacher got a big surprise at a school assembly Thursday.

Aimee Schade was awarded the Milken Educator Award for her hard work at West Goshen Elementary School. She also received a $25,000 cash award.

Schade has helped drive instruction and student achievement at West Goshen. The founder of the award says Schade was one of 35 recipients who stood out among millions.

"With more than three million teachers in the nation, Aimee distinguished herself greatly in terms of being a strong instructional leader. She is a powerful mentor to other teachers and she is also very invested in this community and those are three key things that all of our awardees symbolize," said Lowell Milken, the founder of the Milken Educator Award.

"I am kind of in charge of getting the kids out of the car in the morning, and there is nothing better than opening that car door and saying good morning and seeing them smile and run into school," Schade told us. "I think that's the reason to be here every day."

The Milken Educator Award recognizes elementary and middle school teachers, principals and specialists who are furthering excellence in education.

Schade is the first teacher in the district to receive the prestigious honor.