Edmonds man named Top 10 Educator of the Year

Dec 06, 2013
David Quinn

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), an international organization dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of high school students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment, today announced that David Quinn of Edmonds-Woodway High School is one of 10 teachers awarded as a 2013 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year.

This honor is presented to the best of the best – 10 educators committed to bettering his or her students for success in and out of the classroom.

These 10 educators are among NSHSS’ student-nominated Claes Nobel Educators of Distinction program.

The Claes Nobel Educators of Distinction program recognizes educators who model best-in-class practices in teaching, are a positive influence for students and peers, and who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in education.

Since the program’s inception in 2004, NSHSS has recognized more than 38,000 educators around the world.

“I am extremely proud to honor the 2013 Top 10 Educators,” said Claes Nobel, senior member of the Nobel family and founder of the National Society of High School Scholars.

“This program reinforces my family’s tradition of the importance of recognizing world class minds, while supporting NSHSS’s mission of helping students to build on academic success.”

In choosing the top 10 educators, Claes Nobel and a selection committee of notable academics and student leaders – a college president, a university admissions officer, a college guidance counselor, the 2012 Educator of the Year, and the NSHSS student council and executive council representatives – reviewed the nominations in great detail.

The 2013 Educators of the Year will be recognized on Dec. 7, declared as National Society of High School Scholars Day by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, at The Carter Center in Atlanta.

This prestigious event will also include scholarship presentations, panel discussions and more.

For more information about the National Society of High School Scholars and the complete list of the 2013 Educators of the Year, please visit www.nshss.org.

About the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS):

NSHSS was established to highlight the accomplishments of high school and college students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment, as well as to foster their continued success.

Since 2002, NSHSS has inducted more than 900,000 diverse members from more than 160 countries.

NSHSS provides a wide array of lifetime member benefits that prepare students for both college and careers. For more information visit http://www.nshss.org.

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