Master's student in the Secondary Teacher Education Program Margaret (M.E.) Hersey is among 40 teachers nationwide to receive the Milken Education Award recognizing early to mid-career elementary and secondary school teachers. Referred to as the "Oscars of teaching," this award comes with a $25,000 cash prize. Hersey is the only recipient from Massachusetts this year and she is lauded for her student-centered work at Springfield Honors Academy where she teaches ninth grade. Read more about M.E. and watch a video of her receiving the award here.