Milken Educator Award Winner Calls Teaching ‘Work of the Soul’

In a surprise announcement held during a school assembly on Oct. 24, the Milken Family Foundation presented the Milken Educator Award to Sunrise Mountain High School teacher Ben Nguyen, an Ivy League graduate.

The Milken Educator Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of Teaching,” provide recognition and financial awards of $25,000 each to educators across the nation who are furthering excellence in education.

Read the announcement from the Milken Family Foundation, which dubs Nguyen a “Robotics Whisperer.”

Watch Nguyen’s remarks after learning he won the Milken Educator Award.

Also take a look at The Nevada Independent’s story, “Sunrise Mountain educator wins national award, calls teaching ‘work of the soul.’ ”

Only 40 educators each year are selected for the Milken Educator Award. Nevada had two recipients this year, the other being Nicolas Jacques, a middle school teacher in Carson City.