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Sarah Peterson receives University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award

Sarah Peterson, co-founder of The Hatch School, was recently selected by the University of Chicago to receive this year’s Outstanding Educator award.

Through this award, the University of Chicago seeks to recognize educators who have shaped young minds in meaningful ways - by 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.

UChicago first-year student Joseph Yeung made the nomination. All award winners receive a commemorative award, certificate, and letter including a note from the nominating student. “Your patience, thoroughness, and humor made Intro to Statistics one of the most memorable classes I have ever had,” wrote Joseph in his nomination. As the student government Vice President at UPrep, he also shared his gratitude for Sarah’s partnership in leading the school, writing,“Your love for the school inspires me, and I can confidently say that you are the reason I decided to join ASB. I won’t forget the monumental influence you had on my high school career.”

Congratulations, Sarah! More information regarding the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award can be found here.

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