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MHS Receives Educator of Distinction Award

Posted on: September 1, 2021
Carrier Award

Andrea Carrier, a social studies teacher at Milford High School, was selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). A role model to pupils, Ms. Carrier was nominated by a student for her outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence. Congratulations Ms. Carrier! 

Haley Christopher, currently a senior at Milford High School, nominated Mrs. Carrier for this award. "Not only is she a fantastic teacher, she was also the first person I felt comfortable with to share how I felt after my dad was involved in an accident," she said. "She made me feel comfortable to share things with her and even made sure to reassure me that the dip in my grades during that time wasn't my fault. The fact that I still earned a 4 on my AP exam, despite the hectic things going on at the time, displays her teaching skills."

Mrs. Carrier was surprised by the award, and very appreciative. "It is humbling to know that students do notice and are still noticing all the work every teacher is putting into this craft even during the pandemic," she said. "The students are why we teach."

Each year, student members of NSHSS are invited to nominate an educator who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career. The honor recognizes exemplary educators whose passion and devotion inspires students to grow and develop as scholars, leaders, and citizens. The NSHSS was formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, senior member of the family who established the Nobel Prizes. The Educator of Distinction Award is named after Claes Nobel. NSHSS has almost 2 million members worldwide. Learn more online: