Surprise award for Pawtucket teacher

Kendra Borden learns she won a 2015 Milken Educator Award in a surprise ceremony at Samuel Slater Junior High in Pawtucket Tuesday, October 14, 2015 (Photo: Scott Delsole)

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — An English teacher at Samuel Slater Junior High School received a national award during a surprise ceremony Wednesday.

Kendra Borden found out she was one of 40 teachers nationwide to win the 2015 Milken Educator Award. She will receive $25,000 cash.

Borden left her job in the insurance industry seven years ago to teach. She has been at Samuel Slater ever since.

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