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.