EDMOND, Okla. – An Oklahoma principal received quite a surprise on Thursday in what is called the ‘Oscars for teaching.’
Debreon Davis, the principal at Edmond North High School, was given the Milken Educator Award and $25,000.
Davis has only been at Edmond North for a few months, but was an assistant principal at Edmond Memorial before moving schools.
She is credited with promoting the ‘STEM’ program at the school by including the arts in curriculum.
The national award is a big honor since educators don’t apply for it. Instead, the Milken Family Foundation actually finds its own recipients.
“My first question was, ‘Wait, how, how did I get this?’ And to know that they sought me out and know so much about me and my educational career up to this point is kind of strange but it’s humbling,” Davis said.
Davis gives much of the credit to her outstanding students.
Edmond North was actually selected at the No. 1 high school in Oklahoma by U.S. News and World Report.