Wednesday morning a second-grade teacher at a Chambersburg elementary school was named Pennsylvania’s 2014 Milken Educator.
Michael Baum, a second-grade teacher at Thaddeus Stevens Elementary school was presented with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize.
Baum is an eight-year educator who started as a reading and math coach in the Chambersburg Area School District in 2006. Two years later, he became a classroom teacher at Thaddeus Stevens Elementary school.
Baum is currently pursuing a principal certification and holds a master’s degree in science education from Walden University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
The Milken Educator Award is the nation’s preeminent teacher recognition program that honors K-12 educators across the country with a $25,000 cash award.