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Tracee Thompson, a teacher at Jim Hill High School, was shocked to learn she won the prestigious Milken Award -- a national honor bestowed for excellence in teaching (she was also awarded $25,000).
Tracee Thompson, winner of the Milken Award.
Cedrick Gray, JPS superintendent.
Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards.
Dr. Jane Foley had students from Jim Hill tease the audience with the award amount.
Was it $2500? Another zero...
Gov. Phil Bryant.
Announcing the winner.
The moment she found out she just was awarded $25000.
Gov. Bryant greets Tracee Thompson with the award.
Take a bow, Miss Thompson.
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