Indiana Elementary School Math Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award

A Johnson County elementary school teacher Tuesday won the national Milken Educator Award for her work in student engagement and for improving the performance of her fourth-grade math student.

Angela Fowler, a fourth-grade math teacher at Grassy Creek Elementary at Clark-Pleasant School Corporation, was surprised with a check for $25,000, along with the recognition she can now use on anything she wants.

In a gym full of cheering students, Fowler said she was shocked to receive the award and thanked all the other educators who work with her at the school.

“I’ve found a home in math, and I love math,” Fowler said. “I love teaching math and I can’t wait to see where it takes me. But again, none of this would be possible without my students.”