Greenville teacher wins national award, $25,000


By Eric Weisfeld

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ A fourth-grade public school teacher in Greenville County has won a national teaching award and its $25,000 prize.
Education officials surprised Shasta Looper at A.J. Whittenberg Elementary in Greenville with the announcement Monday at a school assembly.
The Milken Educator Award is one of the most prestigious and lucrative recognitions teachers can receive. It recognizes exceptional teachers who inspire students and colleagues. This is the 26th year of the Milken Family Foundation awards.
Educators are recommended without their knowledge, and the selection process is conducted in secret. Winners can spend their prize money however they wish.
State Superintendent Mick Zais applauded Looper for the career milestone, saying effective teachers change lives.

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

ABC Columbia and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Most Popular

Current: 85°
Partly Cloudy
High: 85°
Low: 72°
Wind: 5 MPH
Pressure: 30.12
Humidity: 61 %

What's on WOLOTV Full Schedule