Roxbury High School Educator Named Nobel Educator of Distinction

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Roxbury High School Special Education Teacher, Karen D’Amico was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).

A role model to pupils, Karen was nominated by a student for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the profession.

RHS Junior, Victoria Cotero submitted Karen’s name for nomination as the Educator of Distinction. In a congratulatory letter to Karen, Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established Nobel Prizes, shared “Your nomination as an Educator of Distinction by Victoria Cotero is a testament to the lasting impact you are making on today’s youth.”

Adding, “This honor is presented to you because of your dedication to teaching and learning and the difference you are making as a role model, source of inspiration and leader in your profession. NSHSS encourages young people around the globe to strive for excellence and to embrace their responsibility as our future world leaders. As an educator, you play a critical role in their success.”

Each year student members of NSI-ISS 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.

The Educator of Distinction program embraces the tradition of recognizing world-class minds and supports the vision of NSHSS to connect its members with meaningful content, resources and personal networks.

“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.”

Karen was recognized with a congratulatory letter and certificate honoring her as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction. NSHSS will also provide recognition for her achievements at member events and on the NSHSS website.

As an Educator of Distinction, Karen is eligible to apply for grants to attend professional conferences, pursue advanced degrees and enhance the delivery of classroom instruction. Educators of Distinction may also apply for the Claes Nobel Educator of the Year, which is an award that provides $5,000 to one educator and $1,000 to nine other recipients for the impact one makes on its young future leaders.

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.

About the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)

Formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and helps to advance the goals and aspirations of high-achieving millennials through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study and peer networks. NSHSS members become lifetime members. At each step along the way - from high school to college to career - NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions. Currently, there are more than 1,300,000 Society members in 160 countries. To help us further efforts that provide students with continued opportunity, please acknowledge NSHSS in any press release mentions by providing a resource link to For more information about NSHSS visit

PHOTO ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury High School)

* Karen D’Amico Headshot

* The National Society of High School Scholars certificate

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