Mt. Vernon’s James Cochran, MVHS Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) teacher, was selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). He was nominated for his outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in his profession. He shows passion and inspiration and this award is a testament to the impact and critical role that he has played on his students’ lives.
“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.”
Teachers are the core of our schools and are truly committed to the best interests of our students. They constantly shape the lives of our students and inspire them to lead great futures so we are grateful to have the opportunity to thoroughly appreciate Mr. Cochran for all that he has done to affect the lives of his students.
Mt. Vernon recognizes the contribution that Mr. Cochran, and other teachers, have had to his students’ academic careers and made it possible for students to grow and develop as scholars, leaders, and citizens. Mt. Vernon extends gratitude to our exemplary teachers for fostering an environment for students to flourish as well as being outstanding role models for our students.