Meet John Milburn

Boulder City resident since 1965
Raised four kids right here in Boulder City
John has eight grandchildren – with a great grandchild on the way!


  • Inducted into the Boulder City High School Hall of Fame
  • 2003 Teacher Recognition Award Recipients- John Milburn, The Meadows School, Boulder City, NV, Physics
  • 2004-2010- Clark County Public Administrator Investigator
  • 2009-Current Member of Boulder City Sunrise Rotary
  • 2011-2012-President of Boulder City Sunrise Rotary
  • 2016- Honoree of the Heart of the Community Award for Boulder City Hospital
  • 2016-present- Emergency Aid of Boulder City Volunteer


  • Bachelor of Science:- University of Oregon 1965
  • Master of Science:     University of Oregon 1970
  • National Institute for Chemistry: Hope College, Michigan 1984

Teaching Experience:

  • 28 Years as Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry instructor at Boulder City High School
  • 25 Years as Science Chairman at Boulder City High School
  • 10 Years as a AP Physics & Chemistry Teacher at The Meadows School
  • 1 Year Teaching as a Physics Teacher at Findley Prep, Henderson, NV

Teaching Honors:

  • Twice attended National Science Fair with students
  • Selected 1993 for outstanding faculty award at Boulder City High School
  • Boulder City High School Coach of the Year


  • 26 Years coaching Basketball & Golf  at Boulder City High School
  • 5 Years Coaching Girls Meadows High School Basketball

Coaching Honors:

  • 5    State Championships as Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach
  • 2    State Championships as Head Boys’ Golf Coach
  • 3    State Championships as Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach


Testimonial from Mayor Rod Woodbury –

Speaking of great teachers, John Milburn was at the hospital’s Heart of the Community Gala with his wife, Christine. At BCHS, John was my physics and Advanced Placement chemistry teacher, my junior varsity basketball coach, and the assistant coach on our 1984 state champion basketball team. John had an amazing ability to connect with players and students, always so down-to-earth with no ego involved. For him, it was always about us. John was inherently fair, made learning fun, and had an uncanny knack for helping us see real-life applications in everything we did. He taught me how to think outside the box, how to attack seemingly unsolvable problems, the importance of laughing along the way, and the elusive truth that technical solutions mean nothing if they don’t translate into practical outcomes.

Most of all, John taught me that life is only fulfilling if it’s punctuated with meaningful relationships and finding joy in the journey. So thank you, Mr. Milburn! I owe you a debt of gratitude for dedicating your life to young people like me. Almost without exception, I find myself falling back on the nuggets that you taught me whenever life throws me a curveball.