Bill Smithyman Wins Kansas 2015-16 Milken Educator AwardBlue Valley Northwest High School | Overland Park, KS | Oct 26, 2015
When newly minted Milken Educator Bill Smithyman finally takes the microphone to address the assembly, he thanks his students and colleagues. Just the night before, Smithyman and his father had been reminiscing about a conversation they had when Smithyman was in college. His father, who had some doubts about Smithyman's planned career, had asked if his son was sure he wanted to become a teacher. Smithyman had said yes, he was sure—a sentiment he had reaffirmed to his dad the night before the Milken Award announcement.
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