Traverse City West Teacher Receives Prestigious Award - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Traverse City West Teacher Receives Prestigious Award

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A premier, nationwide award, and it goes to a teacher right here in northern Michigan.

Juleen Jenkins-Whall is one of 40 secondary teachers nationwide to receive the Milken National Educator Award. She's a 10th grade chemistry teachers at Traverse City West Senior High, she'll be the state's only recipient.

Whall found out she was getting the award last fall, and also received a $25,000 check. The award has been called the "Oscars of teaching" by Teacher Magazine.