Personal attention makes a big difference. It was former Los Angeles school board member Roberta Weintraub’s personal attention that led to the creation of the High Tech High charter school on the campus of Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa. It’s the personal attention High Tech High pays its students that has made the school, in just one year, one of California’s best. And it’s the personal attention paid by math and physics teacher Matthew McLenahan that’s earned him a Milken National Educator Award and $25,000. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals A great honor for a great teacher, made possible by the personal attention of Birmingham alumnus Lowell Milken, whose family foundation funds these awards to celebrate excellent educators. When people personally invest themselves in education, great things happen. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!