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Milken Educator Award

Pine Bluff Teacher Named Milken Educator

Shalisha Thomas, an art teacher at Pine Bluff School, has received a 2019-2020 Milken Educator Award. Thomas received a $25,000 prize from the Milken Family Foundation at a surprise announcement on February 6, 2020.

To learn more about Thomas, please visit https://www.milkeneducatorawards.or g/educators/view/shalisha-thomas. You may also view this press release.

Watch the award notification video at

(Photo and video are courtesy of the Milken Family Foundation).

For more information, please contact:

Sandra Hurst, Director of Educator Support & Development
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 402-B
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-682-8526
Fax: 501-682-5118
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