Warren High teacher named top educator

DOWNEY - Warren High School teacher Glenn Yamasaki has been named one of the top educators in the country for 2013 by the National Society of High School Scholars.

Yamasaki was one of only 10 teachers from around the country to earn the honor. He will receive the award Saturday in Atlanta.

The Claes Nobel Educator of the Year award is presented to "the best of the best" annually, 10 educators "committed to bettering his or her students for success in and out of the classroom.

"I am extremely proud to honor the 2013 Top Ten Educators," said Claes Nobel, senior member of the Nobel family and founder of the National Society of High School Scholars. "This program reinforces my family's tradition of the importance of recognizing world class minds, while supporting NSHSS's mission of helping students to build on academic success."

In choosing the top 10 educators, Nobel and a selection committee of notable academics and student leaders - a college president, a university admissions officer, a college guidance counselor, the 2012 Educator of the Year, and the NSHSS student council and executive council representatives - reviewed the nominations in great detail.

Yamasaki will receive the award from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. The event also includes scholarship presentations, panel discussions and more.

********** Published: Dec. 5, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 34