Rep. Candie Sweetser Honors Milken Educator Award Winner from Deming, NM

Rep. Candie Sweetser Honors Milken Educator Award Winner from Deming, NM

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Rep. Candie Sweetser (D-Deming) honored Deming educator Melanie Maynes-Alfaro for receiving the Milken Educator Award.

“Today, I’m honored to congratulate a teacher from my district on receiving the Milken Educator Award. Melanie Maynes-Alfaro is a hometown hero and one of the state’s best teachers,” said Rep. Candie Sweetser (D-Deming).

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The Milken Educator Award was created by the Milken Family Foundation, and is in its 30th year. The awards provide public recognition and individual financial rewards of $25,000 to elementary and secondary school teachers, principals, and specialists from around the country who are furthering excellence in education. The Milken award is hailed by Teacher magazine as the “Oscars of Teaching.”