Bianca Benitez Chosen and National Educator of Distinction

Bianca BenitezBianca Benitez, a biology teacher at Coppell High School, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). Benitez was nominated by a student for this honor for her outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the education profession. 

"Nominated by one of my students and being recognized for my efforts, while doing my best to highlight theirs, is something for which I am incredibly proud,” said Benitez, who teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Biology.  “This recognition is so special to me and something I'll treasure always.” 

Each year, student members of the NHSS are invited to nominate the educator who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career for the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award. According to the NHSS, this honor recognizes exemplary educators whose passion and devotion inspire their students to grow and develop as scholars, leaders and citizens. 

Founded in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, a member of the family who established the Nobel Prizes, The National Society of High School Scholars has inducted more than 1.7 million members from more than 170 countries. NSHSS recognizes academic excellence among high-achieving scholars, offering a wide array of resources supporting transitions from high school to college and college to career. Learn more at