Memphis Educator Wins The "Oscar" Of Teaching

The teacher at John P. Freeman Optional School had no idea she would be the highlight of a school assembly. 4th grade educator Erica Stephens was recognized for her exceptional work, and as a model for the state and nation.               

The 12-year veteran received the $25,000 Milken Educator Award, which recognizes teaching excellence. Stephens lives by the belief that teachers should be equally respected as doctors, lawyers, and engineers.