PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- One principal is getting the pat on the back she deserves.
Andrea Trio, the principal of Madison Elementary School in Wheeling recently won the Milken Educator Award, which includes a $25,000 cash prize.
She incorporates a lot of singing and music into the daily lives of her students and sings the daily affirmations with students.
Her focus is always what's best for the students -- and most of the families in the are are living in poverty. 1/4 of the students have special needs and many have instability and trauma at home.
Trio is a former music educator and she uses music and song to provide calming moments for the kids.
She was also instrumental in raising $250,000 to get a new playground and according to the Milken Foundation, she did a lot for students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Milken Awards will honor up to 40 elementary educators this school year and Trio is one of ten to receive the award so far.
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