Thermopolis Teacher’s Students Bike Her to Honors
Shannon Hill says she has a passion for children and her passion has brought her an unexpected honor.
She was served up a treat on Friday morning indoors at a surprise assembly at Thermopolis Middle School, where she was presented with a prestigious Milken Educator Award by Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow and Milken Family Foundation Senior Program Administrator Greg Gallagher. Hill was named a 2017-18 recipient of the national recognition, which comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize.
The initiative not only aims to reward great teachers, but to celebrate, elevate and activate those innovators who are guiding America’s next generation of leaders. She is the only Milken Educator Award winner from Wyoming this year, and is among the 44 honorees for 2017-18.
Students at some schools bike to class, but Shannon Hill’s students bike in class. She brings outdoor activities right into her classes. Taking advantage of our town’s natural setting she treats her students to hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing and even an annual off-campus camping trip.
Congratulations to Shannon, another special teacher in Thermopolis.