And the “Oscar of Teaching” Award Goes to…

December 07, 2016

Columbia International University alumna Vanessa Torres is a 2016 winner of The Milken Educator Award, called the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine. See the Spanish teacher’s reaction in this video as she is honored and receives a $25,000 prize at an assembly at her school, Nursery Road Elementary in Columbia, South Carolina. Torres earned a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies (TEFL/ICS) from CIU in 2006.   

The award also earned Torres a lot of notice from the Columbia media:

WLTX TV

The State newspaper

WACH TV

SCETV

Cola Daily