Merv Madsen was unanimously nominated by the elementary school staff, the story stated.
Madsen said: "They told me it was unanimous vote except for a couple of fifth-grade teachers. They jokingly said they asked for a recount. They like to get me going."
Madsen was selected for the honor because of his continued commitment to enriching the lives of students and for being a positive role model for the community, the story added.