Image credit: Ziggy Mack/Special to the Daily Memphian

Shortly after receiving the prestigious Milken Educator Award Wednesday morning, Whitehaven High School teacher Nathan Kirsch said he’d never heard of the award prior.

The award comes with an unrestricted $25,000 gift and is a secret to school staff, teachers and students before being announced.

Called the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher magazine, the Milken Educator Awards has no formal nomination or application process. It’s a confidential selection process that finds early- to mid-career educators as candidates, who are then reviewed by panels in each state.

The Milken Family Foundation makes the final selection.

A pep rally turned into a surprise award ceremony for Kirsch Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the Whitehaven High School gymnasium in front of students, teachers and local and state dignitaries.

Read the full article on DailyMemphian.com here.

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