Brown said he was not aware that he had won the award until this week, though he did find out he was nominated when the National Science Foundation sent him information saying he was nominated and asking for lesson plans that he had taught from.
In addition, Brown was asked to present the panel with what he was doing that was unique and a resume of himself and a description of how he is motivating his students.
"I just found out three days ago that I was getting the award," Brown said Friday.
Brown did not know if he would get to personally meet the president, but that he knows that teachers who have won the award in the past have come back with photos of them with the president.
In any event, he said he is extremely excited.