We are incredibly proud to share that KIPP GCP Pride High School English teacher Brett Noble has been selected as one of nine finalists from across the country for The New Teacher Project’s Fishman Prize! The Fishman Prize was created by TNTP six years ago as a way to celebrate outstanding public school teachers. Since then, the prize has celebrated educators who have one thing in common: the ability to create challenging and engaging classrooms that help propel their students to success later in life. Each year, four winners receive $25,000 each and a seat in a one-of-a-kind summer residency.
Mr. Noble hails from New Haven, Connecticut and graduated from Wake Forest University. In his tenure at KIPP Eastern North Carolina, he has been recognized as a KIPP Teacher Leader, a KIPP Foundation Featured Teacher, a Harriet Ball Excellence in Teaching Award Winner, and has served on the NC Teachers’ Advisory Council to the Governor. He is frequently cited by his students as one of their favorite teachers in the school and his former students say his teaching and the rigor of his lessons is on par with what they have encountered in their college-level English classes. In addition to teaching, he serves as a grade level chair, coaches varsity basketball, and helped to found the high school’s Young Activists Club.
We are honored that Mr. Noble has been identified as a finalist for this prestigious award and are excited to see if he is ultimately selected as a winner! Stay tuned for an update and click here to learn more about the 2017 Fishman Prize finalists!