The Marilyn Prince Award

Updated 5/25/13

My mother, Marilyn Prince, taught in Placer County for over 20 years, mostly in the primary grades at the Colfax Elementary School. She loved children and she loved teaching. She died in 2008 at 81 after a full and rewarding life. In 2009, our extended family, including my brothers, their children, and many cousins, established an annual award in her name for a first-year teacher in Placer County. The award is now $600. It is given to a teacher whose application demonstrates a commitment to her or his students beyond the obvious, like test scores.

My family offers its thanks to all teachers for their choice to teach, and for the special energy required and challenges teachers face during their first year. Our future rests in their hands.







Updated 5/25/13