Hegstad receives major award


An MOC/Floyd Valley teacher was surprised today at an all-school assembly, with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award.  Grant Hegstad is an assistant principal, Extended Career Experiences coordinator, Center for Advanced Professional Studies instructor, and head coach of the school’s football team.

Dr. Jane Foley, Milken Awards Senior Vice President, made the announcement at the assembly:


This is part of nationwide tour honoring 75 people who achieve excellence in K-12 education. Hegstad is the only Iowa recipient this year.


Hegstad is the 47th Iowan to receive the award.


Hegstad became the 2,979th Milken Educator recognized on the coast-to-coast journey to 3,000 recipients.

He is the second teacher from MOC-Floyd Valley to receive a Milken Educator Award. Superintendant Russ Adams was a Milken Award recipient in 2003.

Left to Right: Iowa Department of Education Director McKenzie Snow, Grant Hegstad, Supt. Russ Adams, Principal Michael Mulder, award presenter Dr Jane Foley.