Southview counselor Rochelle Ford, left, and junior Andrew Brock of the National Society of High School Scholars who nominated her for the award.
Southview High School guidance counselor Rochelle Ford has been selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars.
Ms. Ford was chosen for her commitment and dedication to excellence in the classroom and as a role model for students. She was nominated by Andrew Brock, a junior at Southview.
Ms. Ford has been with the Sylvania Schools for about 10 years; the first five as a math teacher and the last five as one of the four guidance counselors at Southview. She says counseling allows her to get to know her students better and to help them achieve their goals.
The Brock youth nominated Ford for her belief and commitment in helping him pursue his dream of graphic design.
Students, as members of NSHSS, may nominate an educator who has played a significant role in their academic career. The Claes Nobel Educator award recognized individuals that have made a lasting difference by encouraging students to strive for excellence.
The award was formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family which established the Nobel Prizes.