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Sioux Falls English Teacher Gina Benz Joins SD Milken Award WinnersGina Benz (SD '15) | Roosevelt High School | Sioux Falls, SD | Oct 20, 2015
For English teacher Gina Benz, an unexpected announcement turns an ordinary Tuesday morning assembly at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls into a career-defining moment she'll never forget. Watch the surprise ceremony unfold as South Dakota Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp names Benz the state's 2015-16 Milken Educator Award winner, with the help of Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley; South Dakota State Senator Deb Soholt; Sioux Falls Public School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher; Roosevelt High School Principal Tim Hazlett; T.J Nelson, constituent services representative for U.S. Senator Mike Rounds; Taylor Hoekstra, constituent services representative for U.S. Senator John Thune; and veteran South Dakota Milken Educator Award recipients.