Julie Cristina, a chemistry teacher at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, was selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction, a special program of the National Society of High School Scholars that honors educators worldwide. The honor is for Cristina’s excellence in teaching and her encouragement of and dedication to the academic success of students at Dominican. She was nominated by senior Allison Breaux (Harvey) in recognition of her teacher’s impact as an educator, leader and role model. Allison is a member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars.
The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction program is named for its chairman, Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes who strongly believes in the critical role that educators play in preparing students for success in college and in life.
Cristina, a 1974 DHS alum, holds a Master of Arts in Science Teaching and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of New Orleans.