TRSL Board member wins prestigious national teaching award
August 24, 2017Congratulations to TRSL trustee Tia T. Mills, Ed.D. who was recently awarded the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Mills was one of five educators in the country chosen for the honor, which comes with $10,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C.
The award, sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation and Horace Mann Insurance, recognizes teachers who excel in professional practice, advocacy for the profession, community engagement, professional development, and attention to diversity.
Dr. Mills is a board member for the Louisiana Association of Educators and teaches at Baton Rouge’s Eden Park Superintendent’s Academy. She and the other four awardees will next be considered for the NEA Member Benefits Award Teaching Excellence—the foundation’s top teaching award—which will be announced in February.
Dr. Mills has been a member of the TRSL Board since 2015, representing actively working TRSL members in the parishes of Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Lafourche, and Terrebonne.