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2012 Milken Educator Award Winner – Yanaiza Gallant

Yanaiza Gallant In a surprise ceremony this morning (October 10, 2012) at the Lillian Feinstein @ Sackett Elementary School, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Acting Education Commissioner David V. Abbott presented a Milken Family Foundation 2012 Milken Educator Award to Yanaiza Gallant, a Reading Intervention Specialist at the school.

Mrs. Gallant has taught in the Providence Public Schools for nine years, including stints as a bilingual teacher in grades 4 and 5 at the Alfred A. Lima Elementary School and as a Reading Coach at the Edmund Flynn Elementary School. She has worked at Lillian Feinstein @ Sackett Elementary for the past year. A Cranston resident, Mrs. Gallant is a graduate of Rhode Island College with degrees in social work, elementary education, and reading.

Read the Press Release on Yanaiza winning the award [PDF, 11KB]. 

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