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Lafayette teacher surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Milken Family Foundation
Posted at 7:31 PM, Jan 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-26 09:52:02-05

A Lafayette Parish teacher has received national recognition - and a big fat check - for her work in the classroom.

Corrie Campbell, a third grade teacher at Green T. Lindon, was surprised with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award on Wednesday.

Known as the “Oscars of Teaching,” Milken Educator Awards are designed to inspire and uplift with the unique stories of educators making a profound difference for students, colleagues and communities. The specific states and schools on this season’s winners’ list remain a closely guarded secret until each Award is announced.

Recipients are honored while early to mid-career for what they have achieved — and for the promise of what they will accomplish given the resources and opportunities inherent in the Award.

"It's a huge honor to have this, I'm just really humbled and I'm excited for the next journey, but right now I'm just speechless and shocked," said Corrie Campbell, recipient of $25,000 Milken Educator Award.

Campbell was surprised at school on Wednesday by Milken Educator Awards Founder Lowell Milken, Louisiana Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley and Lafayette Superintendent Irma Trosclair, who presented her with the award.