Jamestown High School Principal Awarded the Milken Educator Award
This honor is given to teachers who have shaped students into leaders
JAMESTOWN, ND — The Jamestown High School principal walked into the auditorium for what he thought was a student assembly.
Little did he know, he was in for the surprise of a lifetime.
Adam Gehlhar was one of 45 educators throughout the country to be honored with the Milken Educator Award.
This honor is given to teachers who have shaped students into leaders.
Kirsten Baesler, who is the North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction, says Gehlhar fits that criteria with flying colors.
“I was struck, absolutely struck by his energy and his absolute sincere passion for making sure that he was going to do whatever he could do with his life to make students enjoy their education and get the most out of it,” Baesler said.
The award comes with a $25,000 grant.
Gehlhar is the only educator selected from North Dakota this year.