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Paula Franklin receives Milken Educator Award

CEHHS Alumna Receives Nationally Recognized $25,000 Milken Educator Award

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences congratulates Paula Roush Franklin, 2011 graduate, awarded the Milken Educator Award.  She is one of only two recipients in the State of Tennessee to be chosen for this award during 2017.  And according to her test results, it is a reward well deserved.  Eighty-two percent of students in her classes pass the AP Government exam with scores above the national average.

The Milken Educator Awards are also known as the “Oscars of Teaching.”  The initiative rewards great teachers as well as celebrates, elevates and activates those innovators in the classroom that are guiding America’s next generation of leaders.

Franklin graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and minors in history and secondary education in 2010.  She then received her master’s in Secondary Education in 2011 through the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. 

Read more about Franklin, the award, and watch Franklin’s surprise as she is presented with this honor. 

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