Upper School faculty members Darin Larsen, Carrie Rise, and Brianna Vander Vorst have received the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award. Brianna Liu, '20, UChicago freshman, nominated all three teachers.
An Outstanding Educator shapes young minds in meaningful ways—thoughtfully approaching instruction, sharing an infectious love for learning, and caring for students both inside and outside of the classroom. Each year, newly admitted UChicago students have the opportunity to reflect on their time in school and nominate an educator who played a significant role in their education, made a positive impact in their lives, and whose influence has brought them to where they are today.
The UChicago is honored to recognize excellence in teaching and sincerely congratulates this year’s Outstanding Educator Award winners, who are exceptional in their field and role models for all students. All award winners receive a commemorative award, certificate, and letter that includes details from the student they were nominated by.
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