Angie Sigmon, first grade teacher at Shuford Elementary School, was named North Carolina’s latest Milken Educator Award winner and the recipient of a $25,000 prize in October of 2014. State Superintendent June Atkinson made the surprise announcement during a school-wide assembly. Sigmon is among up to 40 outstanding elementary educators who have received the Milken Educator Award for the 2014–15 school year, which carries with it an unrestricted financial award of $25,000 and membership in a network of over 2,600 past recipients from across the nation.
On Thursday, May 7th, Milken Educator Cynthia Rudolph visited Shuford Elementary School to present Angie Sigmon with the esteemed Milken diamond pin. This presentation was done in front of the students in Mrs. Sigmon’s classroom. Dr. Stegall, Ms. Mullins, and Mrs. Brown joined Mrs. Humprrey to witness this joyous occasion. Cynthia Rudolph, A Charlotte-Mecklenburg middle school teacher and previous Milken Educator, was assigned the task of presenting Mrs. Sigmon with her diamond pin and treating her to a lunch out to continue to congratulate her for her amazing accomplishments. This surprise visit to Angie’s classroom took place during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 through May 8, 2015, and was a great reminder of the extraordinary teachers that serve each and every one of our students in Newton-Conover. Congratulations to Angie Sigmon! We are so proud to have her as a member of the N-CCS Family!