Michele Haramis of Jonathan Law High School has been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2015 Yale Educator Award.

The Yale Educator Recognition Program recognizes outstanding educators from around the world who support and inspire their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence. Of this year’s 276 nominees, who represent 40 states and 15 countries, 51 teachers and 28 counselors were selected to receive the award.

Matriculating students are invited to nominate high school educators, and a committee of Yale admissions officers reviews each nomination individually and designates recipients.

In August, the winners were sent engraved desk sets and congratulatory letters, and administrators of the high schools were notified of their achievement.

A Yale Admissions Office spokesperson said the staff attributes the exceptional quality of the Yale student body to educators like Haramis, who shape their students long before they attend Yale.