Bay County teacher honored with Milken Award at reception in California

By: News Email
By: News Email

Panama City Beach-- It's been dubbed the Oscar of teaching, and a Bay County teacher is the Oscar winner!

Anna Catherine Hull was honored with a $25,000 Milken Educator award during an event hailed as the "Oscars of Teaching" in Santa Monica, California Saturday night.

In November, Hull was surprised by the Milken Foundation at a school-wide assembly. Hull is being recognized for her efforts in showing her fourth and fifth graders the world from their classroom at Patronis Elementary. For example, through internet video chats, her students connect with soldiers in Iraq.

The Milken Family Foundation presents the award to one, sometimes two unsuspecting educators in every state each year. Since it was founded in 1982, the California-based foundation has given more than $62 million to educators across the nation to recognize their contributions to education. This year, 53 teachers received the award.

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  • by Terry Location: Lynn Haven on Apr 11, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    wow! someone is not paying attention. We rate 4th in the nation. Bay County consistently does well.
  • by Mike Location: Pc on Apr 11, 2011 at 09:45 AM
    Teachers in Bay County are some of the lowest paid in the nation. Teachers with four or five years of college and five years experience only make about $33,000 per year and only take home about $450.00 a week after taxes. It's a wonder we can even get teachers at all to work in this county with such low pay. Some single parent teachers qualify for food stamps and take Medicaid as they can't afford the $700 a month deduction for Blue Cross. Teachers have been getting a bad rap lately by the GOP that is undeserved. The GOP is out of touch with reality and only seems to care about corporations and the wealthy,anymore.
  • by chad Location: pcb on Apr 11, 2011 at 05:12 AM
    Yea! they give away 62 million to teachers for bribe money, but yet we are going broke and our schools here in florida are the worst in the nation!!! our kids are dumber than a box of rocks!
  • by Sandi Location: NBH on Apr 10, 2011 at 11:15 PM
    Wow! Congratulations Mrs. Hull!How amazing to provide a mutual outreach for soldiers and students. You are to be commended..thank you! Sandi Smith
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