EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An East Providence teacher received a pleasant surprise Wednesday morning.
“Emily’s creativity in engaging her students, fostering impressive student growth, and leading professional development on a larger scale are just some of the many ways she exemplifies a Milken Educator,” said Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards and a 1994 Indiana Milken Educator.
The award was presented to Rendine during a schoolwide assembly.
“So happy, shocked … this is crazy. It’s like the best moment of my life,” Rendine said. “I just love my students. I try to go above and beyond for them with after-school programs, dancing, tutoring, and I created a community garden with the kids so I try to make learning special and magical for the kids.”
The foundation says it will honor up to 40 elementary teachers during the school year.