Katie Weigand, a teacher at Gillespie High School, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). Weigand was nominated for the award by a student for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence.
Weigand is a Spanish and social studies teacher at GHS.
Each year, student members of NSHSS 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 recognized exemplary educators whose passion and devotion inspire their students to grow and develop as scholars, leaders and citizens.
The NSHSS 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 million in exclusive scholarship 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 that support them.
“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.”