"School is more of an art," said Benz. "It's an emotional job and very rewarding…there are very good days and very bad days."
The day he was named teacher of the year was certainly a good day and recognition for all the good and bad days that had come before. Benz was presented with a framed certificate to keep and a traveling plaque that lists all the past recipients of the award.
As this year's winner he got to choose where the plaque was displayed until he gives it up next August. He chose his classroom.