Nobles selected as Math Teacher of the Year nominee

Waking up at the crack of dawn and not leaving until the sun has set is just part of the process for math teacher Marlene Nobles. She has spent the past 27 years in the classroom trying to make sure of one thing: that her students succeed, at all costs.


Her math department colleagues have seen that first-hand, and have nominated her as their Teacher of the Year nominee.


“I truly and honestly think that every child has the ability to learn,” Nobles said. “They have to have the desire and willingness to learn, and I can teach anyone that has that desire. I think that everyone can pass my class, and that is my teaching philosophy.”


To this day she continues to influence students and other teachers to strive for the best, including math chair, Stephanie Nicewarner.


“My first impression of Mrs. Nobles was that she’s awesome,” Nicewarner said. “She was my mentor when I started here, 10 years ago, and she was that person that you could go to and talk to about everything. She was that rock you can lean on. We’ve known each for several years and we still have that same, close relationship that we had in the beginning.”


Nicewarner is thankful to have Nobles as a part of the math department.


“What she contributes to the math department is her heart,” Nicewarner said. “She has received several letters from seniors telling her what an impact she had on their high school careers.”


Senior Brianna Herrara, a current student of Nobles, considers her an excellent teacher that has helped every student to succeed.


“My favorite thing about Mrs.Nobles’ teaching style is that when she teaches she goes really in depth with everything.” Herrara said, “When teaching something new she goes step by step and because of that I don’t get confused on anything. I like that she is very open and she makes it easy to ask for help.”


Nobles is very passionate about what she does and her love for helping students to excel has never weakened.


“What this nomination means to me is that it shows that my peers notice what’s happening as they walk past my classroom.” Nobles said. “I hope they get students in their class that I’ve had before and they go, ‘Wow! They’re doing a pretty good job; they know what they’re doing!’.”