Paradise Valley teacher selected as top 10 educator

Marni Landry (submitted photo)

Marni Landry (submitted photo)

Marni Landry, a biotechnology teacher at the Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology program at Paradise Valley High School, was selected as one of the top 10 National Society of High School Scholars Claes Nobel Educators of the Year for 2015.

The educator of the year award recognizes 10 exemplary educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preparing students for success, according to a press release.

The 10 educators, who are all members of the Claes Nobel Educators of Distinction program, applied for the award to spotlight their accomplishments. Since 2004, NSCC has recognized 40,000 educators worldwide.

As one of the top 10 selected, Ms. Landry will receive a $500 award and a personalized plaque and was invited to the upcoming member recognition program at the Carter Center in Atlanta, where she will be recognized by Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prize and chairman of the NSHSS.

The selection committee consisted of the NSHSS scholarship team, a university president, college counselors, previous Educators of the Year and Mr. Nobel. Selections were based on demonstrated passion and dedication to education, students, and the community, as well as recommendations, the release stated.

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