Dorielys Guerra, Upper School English Faculty & Department Chair, received the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award this year.
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. Mrs. Guerra was nominated by Lukas Stavrinides ‘21, a former AP English Language and Composition student.
The University of Chicago recognizes excellence in teaching and sincerely congratulated this year’s Outstanding Educator Award winners, noting “…[they] are exceptional in their field and role models for all students. The University deeply appreciates the lively minds who thirst for knowledge that these educators have nurtured and inspired. We thank them for going above and beyond the call of duty every day and leaving an impression that will be carried over a lifetime.”
A virtual event celebrating this year’s winners was held on Monday, October 25, 2021, hosted University of Chicago’s Dean of Admissions, Jim Nondorf. All award winners received a commemorative award, certificate, and letter that includes details from the student they were nominated by. Principals and superintendents of award winners also received communications notifying them that their employees have received the award.