NJEA member receives national award for excellence

Published on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rachel Tonkovich, a teacher and NJEA member, was recently honored with the 2010 National Educator Award from the nationally-recognized Milken Family Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Education. Tonkovich received the $25,000 award at a surprise assembly at the Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School in Point Pleasant on Feb. 1. 

This event is part of the Milken Family Foundation’s 24th Annual National Notifications tour which honors 55 outstanding educators as 2010 Milken Educator Award recipients. For more information, visit http://www.state.nj.us/education/news/2011/0201ppt.htm.

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