PRCHS Teacher awarded Milken Educator Award

Michael Williams - WRJW News


Pearl River Central High School held an assembly Friday morning with a special surprise for one deserving teacher. Greg Gallagher, Senior Program Director for the Milken Family Foundation, came to Pearl River County from Santa Monica California to present the Milken Educator Award.


The award, often described as the Oscar of Teaching, was presented to Chayna Adams, PRCHS lead teacher. The award comes with an unrestricted $25,000 check that Mrs. Adams can use for any purpose. Only 60 educators across the nation will receive this honor in the 2021-2022 school year and Mrs. Adams is the first ever for the Pearl River County School District.

Greg Gallagher, Chayna Adams, MDE's Mr. Courtney Van Cleve, Principal Kim Alford, Superintendent Alan Lumpkin


Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, in a press release praised Adams.

“Mrs. Adams has done an extraordinary job challenging her students to meet and exceed high academic standards. She is a wonderful example of our dedicated Mississippi educators who work hard every day to help students learn and succeed”.


Congratulations to PRCHS lead teacher, Chayna Adams.


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