Tobie Lambert, an English and Literature instructor at the Mississippi School of the Arts, has been recognized as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction, a special recognition program of the National Society of High School Scholars that honors educators worldwide. The NSHSS encourages young people around the globe to strive for excellence and to embrace their responsibility as our future world leaders.
Tobie was nominated by Skylar Noblin-Laminack, a senior visual student (from Edwards, MS) at the Mississippi School of the Arts. The nomination is a testament to the lasting impact Mrs. Lambert is making on today’s youth.
According to Claes Nobel, chairman of the NSHSS, “The Educator of Distinction program embraces my family’s tradition of recognizing world-class minds and supports the vision of NSHSS to connect its members with meaningful content, resources and personal networks. Through the experiences and opportunities we provide, NSHSS helps young people build upon their academic successes and develop skills, motivation and determination to change our world for the better.”
Tobie’s career at MSA began in 2016, but she has more than 10 years of experience in the educational field. She has been an adjunct instructor at Copiah-Lincoln Community College since 2007, and was previously an English instructor at Brookhaven High School before taking the important role at MSA. Not only has Tobie affected the lives of local students in many positive ways, but her reach now extends to students all over the state.
Tobie has worked hard with students to help increase English composite scores on the ACT. “She helps us reach our highest potential,” said Skylar.
Debra Henderson, principal at Mississippi School of the Arts, presented Tobie with the award during the annual MSA Thanksgiving luncheon. “I’m just blown away! Thank you! Thank you!” said Lambert in a tearful, but joyful moment. Tobie was joined by her husband, Shane Lambert.
More information about NSHSS can be found on their web site https://www.nshss.org/