Top Teacher – Rebecca Nelson

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Oswego, IL/Press/January 10, 2020 – Rebecca Nelson, Teacher with Oswego East High School was selected for inclusion into the Top Educators of America 2020 by The Who’s Who Directories.

Rebecca Nelson has taught Honors English 2, English 2, English 3, AP Language and Composition, and AP Research at Oswego East High School. She has been in the field of education for 5 years teaching freshmen to seniors. Mrs. Nelson speaks to her students as equals,”I learn from my students and they learn from me.” She feels learning is a two-way street.

Mrs. Nelson received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Ga., in 2008., majoring in writing and publication with a minor in Professional Writing and Mass Communication. In 2014, she earned her teaching license through Aurora University, where she completed a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

Mrs. Nelson received the Outstanding Award from the University of Chicago, 2019, was recognized as an Exemplary Teacher from the Illinois State Board of Education, 2018, named Top Ten Educator from the National Society of High School Scholars, 2017, received the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction, National Society of High School Scholars, 2017, and was named one of the Outstanding Educators at OEHS Top 10% of Graduating Class, 2017 and 2018.

Mrs. Nelson was nominated by District 308 PRIDE by Colleague, 2018, received the AP Educator Grant, National Society of High School Scholars, 2017 and AP seminar Professional Development Scholarship, College Board, 2016.

The Top Educators of America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading educators throughout the United States who demonstrate recognizable success and leadership in their field. The site is valued for promoting awareness of individual accomplishments and achievements of Educators across America.