OWASSO, Oklahoma -- A teacher at Owasso's Eighth Grade Center was surprised Monday morning when she received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award.
Sarah Vann was honored during an assembly at the school Monday morning.
On hand for the presentation was state Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi, Congressman John Sullivan and Dr. Jane Foley with the Milken Family Foundation.
The award honors Vann for her exceptional work and for being a role model for other teachers.
Monday's event was part of the Milken Family Foundation's 25th Annual National Notifications tour.
Vann is one of 40 teachers nationwide to be honored with the Milken Educator Award this year.
Vann is a science teacher at Owasso's Eighth Grade Center at 13900 block of East 86th Street North.