Ben Walker teaches seventh-grade science in the same Romig Middle School classroom that his mother once did.
For 11 years, his wife taught science in the classroom next door.
“Science runs in this family,” said Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop.
So does teaching.
And earlier this month, Walker earned the highest teaching honor awarded by the Alaska education department.
Alaska Education Commissioner Michael Johnson named Walker the 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year at a surprise, school-wide assembly Thursday morning at the West Anchorage middle school in front of a crowd of energetic students, co-workers and family members, including his two children, who clapped and cheered in response to the news.
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