Sebastian River High School teacher receives Yale Educator Award

SEBASTIAN — Sebastian River High School Spanish teacher Angela Thomas has been recognized by the Yale University Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2010 Yale Educator Award.

Natalie Wolff, a 2010 Sebastian River High School graduate and current Yale University student, nominated Thomas for this prestigious award. Thomas has been teaching in Indian River County since 1979 and at Sebastian River High School since its opening in 1994.

“The entire Yale Admissions Office credits the excellent quality of the Yale student body to educators like these, who shape their students long before they attend Yale, and would like to thank these and all educators for their ongoing efforts in motivating and supporting their students,” Yale’s press release states.

The Yale Educator Recognition Program recognizes outstanding educators from around the world who have supported and inspired their students to achieve at high levels.

Matriculating students are invited to nominate high school educators, and a committee composed of Yale admissions officers reviews the nominations individually and designates recipients.

According to information on the Yale University website, of 269 nominations received for this year’s Educator Award, representing 34 different states and 21 different countries, 30 teachers and 18 counselors were selected to receive the awards.


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