Andrew Reddy, a Social Sciences Teacher at Biddeford High School (BHS) was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). A role model to his peers, Reddy was nominated by a student for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the profession.
Biddeford High School student Tatiana Carty (Class of 2024) wrote in her nomination, “I nominated Mr. Reddy because of his positive, and jovial attitude joined with the way he does his very best to see his students succeed!”
Each year student members of the NSHSS are invited to nominate the educator who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career for the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award. This honor recognizes exemplary educators whose passion and devotion inspire their students to grow and develop as scholars, leaders, and citizens.
“Andrew has truly been a mentor to his students,” said Martha Jacques, Principal of Biddeford High School. “He takes time to make connections with and get to know his students, he reaches out to families with stories of success and accolades, and does not hesitate to share his positivity with students and colleagues. We are fortunate to have Andrew as a member of our BHS Family and applaud this recognition.”
The National Society of High School Scholars seeks to advance the goals and aspirations of high-achieving students through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study, and peer networks. From attending the annual Nobel Week festivities in Stockholm to internships with major corporations and government agencies, pre-college summer study programs, and more than $2,000,000 in exclusive scholarships awarded annually, NSHSS is continually seeking new ways to provide lifetime learning and growth opportunities for academically talented and accomplished student leaders, and the educators who support them.
"Dedicated educators who exhibit a commitment to excellence deserve our highest praise and appreciation," said NSHSS President James W. Lewis. "Through our Educators of Distinction program and the grants we provide to support professional development and enrich classroom instruction, we hope to acknowledge and encourage the vital work of the teachers, counselors, and administrators who are shaping the intellect and character of our young scholars."
For more information about NSHSS, visit www.nshss.org.