2008 Milken Family Foundation Winner


McPolin Elementary Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Park City, Utah—Milken Family Foundation Executive Vice-President for Milken Educator Awards, Richard Sandler, today presented McPolin Elementary School Reading Specialist Melissa Bott with a Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, a prize that comes with a $25,000 check. Bott was one of only 80 teachers across the country to win the award and the only Utah teacher to win this year.

The Milken Family Foundation Educator Awards have been presented annually since 1987. Bott is the 26th Utah teacher to win the award since the state joined the program in 1997. Bott, 34, of Park City, will join the other 2008 award winners next spring where she will be given her check, which can be used for anything, by foundation representatives.

Teachers are chosen for exceptional educational talent, outstanding accomplishments and long-range potential and for an engaging and inspiring presence that motivates students.

Melissa Bott
Reading Specialist
McPolin Elementary
Park City School District
Phone: (435) 645-5600 | mbott [at] pcschools [dot] us(E-mail)


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