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Margaret “M.E.” Hersey, a ninth-grade English teacher  at Springfield Honors Academy, won the distinguished Milken Educator Award. The Milken awards provide public recognition and individual financial rewards to elementary and secondary school teachers, principals ,and specialists from around the United States. Greg Gallagher, senior program director for the Milken Family Foundation, notes, “This is such a prestigious award and it is known as the Oscars of teaching.” “You don’t find us, we find you, and we search all over the country for the best educators.” Read more.