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2016 Top Ten Educator of the Year: Marc Pedersen 02-06-2017

Marc Pedersen teaches “to inspire and empower children.” The former professional biologist brings years of valuable field experience to the classroom.

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Biotech industry group adds to list of honors for Paulding teacher 01-27-2017

(West Georgia Neighbor) - Georgia Bio has honored Paulding County High School science teacher Marc Pedersen as its 2017 biotechnology teacher of the year...Pedersen was named a 2016 Claes Nobel Top Ten National Educator of the Year, which is an award given through the National Society of High School Scholars.

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Bright honored with Claes Nobel award 01-18-2017

(The Examiner.com) - "Heather Bright, a world history teacher from Navasota High School, was nominated by one of her students for the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award given by the National Society of High School Scholars."

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Presenting the 2016 Top Educator of the Year: Brian Rodriguez 12-09-2016

“No one ever rises to low expectations.” That’s what Mr. Rodriguez tells his students. He approaches his job with “humility, with an open heart, and with the idea that you will bring out the best in everyone around you.”

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Being the Best: Common Traits of Nobel Laureates 12-09-2016

In honor of our NSHSS Members who are visiting the Nobel Week Festivities in Stockholm, Sweden, NSHSS Educator of Distinction Dr. Matthew Sayers shares some insight on what it takes to be a Nobel Laureate. His suggestions can help you find success in your own life, and perhaps even a Nobel Prize!

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2015 NSHSS Educational Conference Grant Recipient: Paul Orbe 10-04-2016

Learn how Mr. Orbe is striving to create a global learning experience for his academy’s STEM students.

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EOD Christine Rodriguez Shares What She Learned While Teaching a Master Class 09-27-2016

Educator of Distinction Christine Rodriguez shares her reflections about a summer experience she had as a master teacher and how it has influenced her teaching and classroom. Ms. Rodriguez teaches AP Spanish at Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, CA.

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2015 Top Ten Educator of the Year: Samuel Saenz 09-07-2016

Samuel Saenz teaches students the importance of both knowledge and applied knowledge.

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2015 Top Ten Educator of the Year: Mary Katherine Parson 08-01-2016

Mary Katherine Parson inspires students to succeed in science and life.

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NSHSS IB Grant 2016 Winners 07-26-2016

Fieldwork with EPA scientists. Practicing Spanish with native speakers via Skype. Teaching human rights through handmade arpilleras. These are just a few of the creative ways eleven dedicated International Baccalaureate teachers used their $500 grants from the National Society of High School Scholars to make their curriculum exciting, meaningful and relevant. More than 100 educators nationwide competed for these grants designed to support and enhance the delivery of IB courses. Applicants came from all disciplines, with the winners representing Spanish, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Math, Visual Arts, Theory of Knowledge, Film, and English Literature.

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Alpha Omega Academy Educator Named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction 07-13-2016

(Alpha Omega Academy) - "Jill Pulkrabek, an educator at Alpha Omega Academy, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). A role model to pupils, Jill was nominated for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom."

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2015 Top Ten Educator of the Year: Regina O’Neal 07-11-2016

Mrs. Regina O’Neal empowers students to conquer educational mountains.

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NSHSS AP Grants Make a Positive Impact 06-22-2016

Dog sharks. French magazines. HP Prime calculators. Field trips to the Museum of Tolerance and the Museum of Modern Art. These are just a few of the creative ways ten dedicated Advanced Placement teachers used their $500 grants from the National Society of High School Scholars to make their curriculum exciting, meaningful and relevant.

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New Rochelle High School AP Art History Students Visit New York City 06-20-2016

(New Rochelle Daily Voice) - "New Rochelle High School's AP Art History class visited the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City for a recent interdisciplinary learning experience...The work was made possible from a National Society of High School Scholars grant."

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2015 Top Ten Educator of the Year: Marni Landry 06-06-2016

Mrs. Marni Landry shares her method to “unlock students’ phenomenal potential.”

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2015 Top Ten Educator of the Year: Dana Krejcarek 05-02-2016

Ms. Dana Krejcarek shares her recipe for creating “members of a scientifically literate citizenry.”

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2015 Top Ten Educator of the Year: Cindy Cunningham 04-08-2016

Dr. Cindy Cunningham encourages freedom of expression both in and outside of the classroom

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Southeastern names Errol Gauff Head Women’s Basketball Coach 04-02-2016

(Sports NOLA) – "Southeastern Louisiana University has named Errol Gauff as its head women’s basketball coach, SLU Director of Athletics Jay Artigues announced on Saturday...Gauff’s other honors include the 2013 Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Academic Excellence Award and the 2011 National Society of High School Scholars Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction."

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2015 Top Ten Educator of the Year: Jennifer Cullison 03-14-2016

Jennifer Cullison believes in the power of creating a student-centered learning environment.

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WATCH: Ridge HS Teacher Named Among Top 10 of Year 03-10-2016

(Basking Ridge Patch) - Margaret Mitchell at Ridge High School was named as the National Society of High School Scholars 2015 Top 10 Educators of the Year.

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