Renaissance High School educator honored

Juanzetta Tolliver named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

Juanzetta Tolliver, a math teacher at Renaissance High School in Detroit, was named a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) at a recognition event on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Harvard University in Boston. Tolliver was nominated by student Alexis Hayes for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom. According to Hayes, Tolliver “is an exceptional teacher. She makes sure students understand the material before she teaches another lesson without getting behind in her lesson plans.”

Student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate a single educator who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award recognizes teacher role models who have made a lasting difference in their classrooms by encouraging students to strive for excellence.

“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.”

Formed in 2002, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision, and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Currently, there are more than 1,000,000 Society members in 160 countries. NSHSS also provides scholarships, internships and unique learning opportunities for deserving young people as they transition from high school to college and from college to careers. For more information about NSHSS visit

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