Biddeford High School teacher named Distinguished Educator

The Biddeford High School social science teacher recently won the Claes Nobel Prize for Educator of Distinction. Photo of Biddeford Secondary School

BIDDEFORD – Andrew Reddy, a social studies teacher at Biddeford High School, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars.

A role model to his peers, Reddy was nominated by a student for his outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the profession, school officials said in a press release.

Biddeford High School Class of 2024 student Tatiana Carty nominated Reddy for the award.

“I nominated Mr. Reddy because of his positive and jovial attitude coupled with how he does his best to see his students succeed,” she said in the press release.

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 Prize for Educator of Distinction. This honor recognizes exemplary educators whose passion and dedication inspire their students to grow and develop as scholars, leaders and citizens.

“Andrew has truly been a mentor to his students,” said BHS Principal Martha Jacques. “He takes the time to connect with and get to know his students, reaches out to families with success stories and accolades, and is quick 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.

“Dedicated educators who demonstrate 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 recognize and encourage the vital work of teachers, counselors and administrators who shape the intellect and character of our young academics. ”

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