teachers and staff named Social Studies teacher, Jay Nebel, as the Teacher of the Year for 2012-13.
Nebel was among three finalists that included Logan Malm and Lauren Watson.
An announcement in the Sept. 6, 2012 NHS Blue Devil Bulletin stated: "... Nebel has been a valued social studies teacher as well as a girl's varsity basketball coach at NHS since 2007.
"This year, along with Mr. Travis Chapman, Mr. Nebel conceived and established the STARS program to focus some of the school's most at-risk students on the goal of graduating while supporting them with the skills and motivational mind set to be academically successful."
Finalists were chosen based on the following criteria:
- An exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher who is planning to continue in active teaching status.
- An innovative teacher who inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.
- A poised and articulate teacher who has the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues.
- A teacher who plays an active and integral role in the community and school.
The Teacher of the Year recognition represents a stellar example of teaching practices and a model of the teaching profession.