E-W’s International Baccalaureate Coordinator honored

David Quinn

David Quinn

Correcting that Quinn is one of 10 educators nationwide selected.

David Quinn, teacher and International Baccalaureate Coordinator at Edmonds-Woodway High School, is one of 10 educators nationwide selected as a 2013 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).

NSHSS is an international organization dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of high school students who’ve demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The honor is presented to the best of the best – 10 educators committed to bettering their students for success in and out of the classroom.

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  1. This is wonderful and much-deserved. Congratulations, David!!

  2. Great work David. Way to make a difference.

  3. David was my senior year English teacher at E-W, but it would probably be more fitting to describe his style as a facilitator. David’s classroom demeanor was unlike anything I had seen to that point, and I have yet to find another professor with a similar style. I remember his class as engaging, funny, and challenging. David pushes every student to achieve more than they could imagine and to develop critical thinking skills. He challenged me to try a new experience and leave my comfort zone by going to college across the country at the University of Maryland, which turned out to be an incredible experience. He truly made an impact in our lives in and out of the classroom.

    Many of the lessons I learned in his class helped me in college and now law school. One of David’s most effective classroom techniques was to ask a student to help him understand his or her thinking after the student made a statement. This helped students to develop rhetorical skills and encouraged us to more fully articulate our claims and statements. Furthermore, his classroom fostered acceptance and created an environment in which we were able to throw off stereotypes and cause students to transcend high school cliques and become friends with other students who may normally have been outside our respective social circles. It was much more than a class on English, it was class on preparing students to go out and deal with the real world.

    David’s class stands as one of the most intellectually stimulating and challenging courses in which I have participated. The students at Edmonds-Woodway are incredibly fortunate to have a teacher of his caliber. Congratulations, David!

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