'The Oscars of teaching': Oklahoma teacher surprised with prestigious, $25,000 award for professional excellence
CLAREMORE — A Claremore teacher was surprised Tuesday morning with a $25,000 award known as “The Oscars of teaching.”
Brooke Lee, an eighth grade English teacher at Will Rogers Junior High School, was presented with the Milken Educator Award in front of the entire school at a morning assembly.
“You can’t apply and we don’t accept nominations,” said Jane Foley, senior vice president at the Milken Family Foundation. “You don’t find us — we find you.”
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