Upshur County teacher chosen for Milken Award

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Social Studies teacher Brian Allman was sitting on the top row of the bleachers in the school gym Thursday morning for an assembly–not realizing the assembly was to honor him.

Allman was soon to learn that he was the recipient of a Milken Educator Award giving to top teachers across the country. The students cheered as Allman snaked his way down through the crowd giving high fives to many of them along the way.

“I just had no idea at all,” Allman would later say during an appearance on MetroNews “Talkline.” “We knew there was an assembly but I had no clue that it was for this award.”

Allman was nominated and then selected by the Milken Foundation. He’s known for his hands-on, unique approach to teaching Social Studies.