BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) congratulates Margaret Mitchell, an Honors Chemistry teacher at Ridge High School, for being named in the top ten national Claes Nobel Educators of the Year.  
The Educators of the Year award recognizes ten exemplary educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preparing students for success.  The national organization selected Ms. Mitchell for her service as a mentor for new teachers, her work with at-risk students and her management of the Chemistry League Team.

Principal of Ridge High School, Francis T. Howlett, Jr., states that in his twenty-five years as an administrator, he has “not been associated with a more competent, caring and committed teacher than Margaret Mitchell.” Mrs. Mitchell’s nominating student adds, “Mrs. Mitchell deserves to be nominated for the hard work she attributes to the school. She makes chemistry fun and lets her students learn chemistry in a unique way. She is very supportive and kind to all her students.”