The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University’s Dr. Garrick Ratliff, assistant director for guidance counseling services, has been selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
A role model to pupils, Ratlilff was nominated by a student for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the profession.
Each year student members of NSHSS are invited to nominate the educator who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career. This honor recognizes exemplary educators whose passion and devotion inspire their students to grow and develop as scholars, leaders and citizens.
The National Society of High School Scholars seeks to advance the goals and aspirations of high-achieving students through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study and peer networks. From attending the annual Nobel Week festivities in Stockholm, to internships with major corporations and government agencies, pre-college summer study programs and more than $2,000,000 in exclusive scholarships awarded annually, NSHSS is continually seeking new ways to provide lifetime learning and growth opportunities for academically talented and accomplished student leaders and the educators who support them.
"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."
Prior to the Craft Academy, Ratliff was assistant superintendent of the Robertson County School System. A multi-time MSU graduate, his degrees include a Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Rank I, superintendent and director of pupil personnel certification, and a Doctorate in Education.
Additional information on the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is available 606-783-2093 or online at http://www.moreheadstate.edu/craft-academy