The Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas, an international educational non-profit, has awarded its prestigious Fellowship to Brian Allman, former middle school social studies teacher and current principal of Rock Cave Elementary School in Rock Cave, West Virginia. Brian Allman arrived in Fort Scott on June 19th for a week of collaboration with LMC staff.
The LMC Fellowship is a merit-based award for educators of all disciplines who value the importance of teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning. The Center selects exemplary teachers from the United States and around the world who will collaborate on projects that discover, develop, and communicate the stories of Unsung Heroes in history.
Brian Allman is a nationally recognized public school teacher and administrator from Buckhannon, West Virginia. In 2019, Allman was recognized with West Virginia’s Milken Educator Award also known as the “Oscars of Teaching.” Mr. Allman was also selected as a member of the West Virginia State Journal Generation Next: 40 under 40 and received the Young Alumni Achievement Award at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2020. Allman is a member of the West Virginia State Superintendent’s Education Advisory Team, iCivics National Educator Network, and National Constitution Center Teacher Advisory Council. He is also a Retro Report Teacher Ambassador and an executive board member of the West Virginia Council for Social Studies. Allman participates on the West Virginia Courts Learning Center Education committee, does consulting work for Teacher Created Materials, and has served on several other statewide task forces and committees in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education.
Brian builds relationships with students, challenging them to set and exceed their own academic and personal goals. Students look to him for guidance long after leaving his classroom and school. He earned a bachelor’s in secondary education in 2007 from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a master’s in educational leadership in 2015 from Marshall University. Outside of school, he enjoys traveling, history, and spending time with his friends and family. He is looking forward to being the first ever Lowell Milken Center Fellow from West Virginia.
LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, “We look forward to working with Brian in our Fellows program this year. His experience with motivating students and developing positive relationships in the classroom, along with his educational leadership skills, make him a great resource for our team.”
While in Fort Scott, LMC Fellows gain knowledge, educational resources and support in helping students cultivate a passion for learning through the creation of projects that initiate positive change. Fellows will be equipped to develop Unsung Heroes projects with their students, applying and evaluating the stories of these role models who have changed the world