Kristin Parry, a 2006 graduate of Ridgefield High School and a Ridgefield native, was recently named a Distinguished Teacher by the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago, one of the leading public charter school systems in America.

Distinguished Teacher is a newly created program in which 20 exemplary teachers across the network’s 17 high school campuses are recognized for their impact as an educator. Distinguished teacher aims to reward, celebrate and learn from Noble’s most effective teachers. Among other benefits, each Distinguished Teacher will receive $10,000 annually for as long as they remain teachers at Noble.