Dr. Robert Ziegler (NE '98) died November 6, 2011. He was an elementary principal when he received the Award. He was also a district superintendent. He and his brother Woody Ziegler, also a Milken Educator (NE '96) used their "Milken money" to found their own company, Learning for the Future. They then created the Educator's Virtual Mentor, a staff development process dedicated to presenting video examples of excellent teaching matched with articles summarizing current educational research. The site features Milken Educators, State Teachers of the Year and teachers recognized by their districts and communities as being leaders in the educational arena. Read more about Rob and Woody Ziegler's work.