Central Kentucky teacher wins national award

A Fayette County teacher learned Tuesday morning she received a major honor.

Nami Stager, who teaches at Northern Elementary School in Lexington, found out she won the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

The Milken Family Foundation is the largest teacher recognition program in the U.S.

"When you hear Nami talk about her philosophy of education, you know she is right and that it makes sense," said Northern Elementary Principal Meredith Dunn in a news release. "She has incredibly high expectations for every student. She is rigorous in her teaching and truly believes that each child can reach above and beyond."

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday was on hand for the presentation.

Stager was awarded $25,000 and an all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.

She teaches fourth grade science at Northern Elementary.


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