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October 09, 2020

Nine faculty recognized for outstanding teaching

Students at The University of Chicago nominated influential educators in their lives
by Nancy Hitchcock

For more than three decades, The University of Chicago has presented the Outstanding Educator Award to teachers who have changed the lives of their students. These teachers—nominated by students from their high school—have provided support and caring inside and outside of classes, educated in a thoughtful manner, and imparted a love of learning.

This year nine Andover teachers were recognized with the Outstanding Educator Award: Michael Barker, Sarah Driscoll, Andrew Housiaux, Eugene Hughes, Thomas Kane, Kathryn McQuade, Elizabeth Meyer, Kevin O'Connor, and Hijoo Son.

“Honors such as this are the best possible affirmation of exceptional teaching,” says Clyfe Beckwith, senior advisor to the head of school. “This is a well-deserved honor for our faculty and no surprise to me that each was named as a positive life influence and guide for intellectual growth.”

According to The University of Chicago website, award recipients have served as role models and foster a love of learning. They develop curiosity and confidence in their students and help shape leaders and thoughtful individuals who will make an impact on the world.

The winners will be celebrated at a virtual event on Wednesday, October 21, at 7 p.m. CDT via Zoom. Additional information can be found on the website.

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