St. Rita Teacher Joe Partacz named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

Mr. Joe Partacz of St. Rita of Cascia High School was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).  A role model to pupils, Joe was nominated by student Christopher J. Ciciora for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom. Student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate the educator who 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 classroom 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.”