Mark Andrews, the co-founder of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, flew to Baltimore from Emporia, Kan., to honor a teacher at Roland Park Country School. But first he asked an auditorium full of students to think for a minute about a teacher who has made a difference in their lives, inspired them and pushed them toward success.
Several in the auditorium whispered, "Mr. Brock."
David L. Brock, 48, science department chairman at the all-girls private school, learned Thursday that he was one of the five 2012 honorees to win induction into a society that Andrews called "the Oscars of education."
Students greeted the surprise announcement with a...