Richland One Teacher Named 2018 Lowell Milken Center Fellow – Millennium Magazine Columbia SC News


Published on June 20th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Richland One Teacher Named 2018 Lowell Milken Center Fellow

Richland One second-grade teacher Stephanie Johnson has been awarded a prestigious fellowship by the Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes, an international educational non-profit that works with students and educators to develop history projects that highlight role models who demonstrate courage, compassion and respect.

As a LMC Fellow, Ms. Johnson will visit the center’s offices in Fort Scott, Kansas the week of June 17 to collaborate with LMC staff about the history project. While in Fort Scott, LMC Fellows gain knowledge, educational resources and ongoing support to enhance their classrooms and help students cultivate a passion for learning by creating projects that initiate positive change. Fellows emerge prepared to develop Unsung Heroes projects with their students as they apply and evaluate the stories of role models who have changed the world throughout history.

In addition to being a National Board certified teacher and the recipient of a 2017 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, Ms. Johnson was a National Education Association Foundation Global Learning Fellow in 2017.

Ms. Johnson says she likes being an educator “because it encompasses the things I truly enjoy, such as working with students, parents, teachers, educator support professionals, communities; and most importantly being an advocate for education.”

LMC Executive Director Norm Conard describes her this way: “Stephanie is a dynamic, caring educator. As a second-grade teacher she has shown valuable lessons for her students.”

The LMC Fellowship is awarded on the basis of merit to educators who have distinguished themselves in teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning or who have the potential for this distinction. The Center selects exemplary teachers from across America and Europe, drawn from a variety of disciplines, to collaborate on projects that discover, develop, and communicate the stories of Unsung Heroes in history. Learn more about the LMC at


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