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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Earning the 'Oscar' of teaching

THERMOPOLIS – It was a surprise of a lifetime. When Thermopolis Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade health and physical education teacher Shannon Hill arrived Friday morning to an all-school assembly she had no idea she had earned the coveted Milken Educator Award.

 

January 6, 2018

Tracie Mitchell

Thermopolis Middle School teacher Shannon Hill and Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jilian Balow.

THERMOPOLIS – It was a surprise of a lifetime.

When Thermopolis Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade health and physical education teacher Shannon Hill arrived Friday morning to an all-school assembly she had no idea she had earned the coveted Milken Educator Award.

Hill is the only teacher in Wyoming to receive this award this year and is one of 44 teachers honored across the country.

Hill stated after learning that she had earned the Milken Educator Award, "I am completely humbled and overwhelmed. I was not expecting it at all and I just can't wrap my head around it right now. I ab...



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