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Frances Safaite-Frederic Named ‘Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction’

Friday, December 12, 2014
Congratulations to Frances Safaite-Frederic on being named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). She was honored at a recognition event on December 6, 2014, at the Carter Center in Atlanta.
Safaite-Frederic, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) English teacher and Graduation Coach for Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders at Plantation High School, was nominated by student scholar Nephtalie Felix for her outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom. “Mrs. Frederic is the greatest mentor ever,” said Felix. “She is always available to her students, not only as a teacher, a graduation coach and a mentor, but also as a friend.”
NSHSS gives its high school members the opportunity to acknowledge one high school teacher, counselor or administrator who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career.  Educators of Distinction are outstanding role models and exemplary practitioners who have made a lasting difference in a student's life by encouraging him/her to strive for excellence, not just in academic pursuits, but in all of their endeavors.
“Dedicated educators who exhibit a commitment to excellence deserve our highest praise and appreciation,” said NSHSS President James Lewis. “We’re excited to provide an ongoing means to do so, and we encourage our members to nominate teachers who have contributed to their academic success.”

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