Northshore administrator honored
Dennis Milliken, director of Northshore School District's Career and Vocational Education, has been selected Outstanding Vocational Administrator (1995-1996) by the Washington Association of Vocational Administrators.
Milliken has been instrumental in developing the vocational and academic curricula during his nine years at the Northshore School District.
"We're pleased, but not completely surprised," said Dr. Karen Forys, Northshore Superintendent. "Dennis has always been a leader in education and an invaluable part of our staff. This award recognizes what we have known all along at Northshore School: Dennis is a leader in education and the community."
"I'm deeply honored because the nomination for this award came from area vocational administrators with whom I work frequently and from my own staff," Milliken said.
The Outstanding Vocational Administrator award is one of many Milliken has earned as a public school teacher and administrator in Washington state over the last 25 years. He is an activist and leader in education and service organizations, including the Washington Alliance for Better Schools, the Washington Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers, and the Washington Association of Vocational Administrators.
In his years of service to the community and education, Milliken was the leading force behind the campaign for "getting credit" for vocational classes in the state legislature and the Higher Education Coordinating Board. Milliken continues to work throughout the state for improved standards in vocational education and initiating School-to-Work programs that give students a head start in their careers.
The Outstanding Administrator award recognizes not only Milliken's accomplishments in Vocational Education but also his hard work with students as a role model, mentor, leader, and community activist.