An Owensboro teacher has received a the Milken Award, which honors exceptional educators with a $25,000 gift. Cravens Elementary School teacher Ryan Williams was one of 40 people across the nations to be bestowed with the honor.
Williams is a native of Henderson and began teaching in the Owensboro public school system in 1999 after graduating from Western Kentucky University. He taught first grade for 11 years, then moved to third grade. Now he is on temporary assignment as curriculum facilitator at Estes Elementary School.
More information about the Milken Award can be found here.