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Melissa Leisner. Photo courtesy of Milken Family Foundation.
NIU alumna Melissa Leisner, a seventh-grade English and reading teacher at Prairie Knolls Middle School in Elgin, has won the prestigious Milken National Educator Award. The honor, which includes an unrestricted cash prize of $25,000, was dubbed “The Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine. Joining Illinois Superintendent of Education Christopher Koch to present the state’s 2013...