Created: 11/09/2012 7:59 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste
A St. Paul teacher got a $25,000 surprise Friday in front of his students, family and fellow teachers.
Stephen Abenth received a 2012 Milken Educator Award Friday.
He teaches fourth grade, and directs choir at Highland Park Elementary School.
Abenth is one of 40 educators nationwide to receive the award dubbed the 'Oscars of Teaching.'
Abenth is free to spend the prize however he likes.