The entire student body and faculty gathered in the gym at Brick Memorial High School.

Maria DeBruin, who teaches Advanced Placement Chemistry and Honors Chemistry, thought the assembly was going to be about college readiness - instead she was surprised with the announcement that she had won the Milken Educator Award.

DeBruin has been teaching at BMHS since 2008, and was last year's Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations to Maria DeBruin for this incredible honor, and for being a great representative of New Jersey!

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