A Grafton teacher receives a special award today and 25-thousand dollars.

This is the moment she found out… she was chosen.
Brittany Larson, a first-grade teacher at Century Elementary was given a Milken Educator award.
They describe it as… the Oscar of teaching.
Larson says she was inspired to teach, by her second-grade teacher.
She says it’s important to make sure each of her students feels loved and supported in her classroom.

“I am ecstatic. I can’t believe that this is happening. I love coming to work each and every day so this is such a blessing.” said Brittany Larson, a first-grade teacher.

Larson doesn’t know what she’ll do with the money but says she will likely just keep paying off her student loans.