Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award WinnersPhoto 11 of 37
William Smithyman (KS '15) │ELA and AVID teacher, Blue Valley Northwest High School │Overland Park, KS
Date of Award: October 26, 2015
For Bill Smithyman's English Language Arts students, getting a B is a badge of honor. But they adore him all the same, lining up outside his door after class to ask for help with assignments, college essays and applications. Former students routinely say Smithyman prepared them well for their academic careers and that he's the reason they feel competent, competitive and confident in their college English classes and beyond.
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