Faculty Wins Outstanding Educator Award

Upper School Humanities faculty Isaac Meyer has been awarded this year’s University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award.

Every year, newly admitted students to the University of Chicago are asked to reflect on their schooling and nominate an educator who played a significant role in their education, made a positive impact in their life, and whose influence brought them to where they are today.

Isaac was nominated by Northwest School alumna Tula Hanson ‘20, who wrote in her letter, “Thank you for being a superb teacher. You made your classroom a beacon of pragmatism and free thinking for these past four years. I will be forever grateful.”

Says Issac: “I am proud to be representing the school, and honestly, am flattered beyond belief that Tula thought to nominate me for the award. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate my fellow faculty and all the work they’ve done to support me growing as a teacher.”

All of the winners of the award will celebrate in a virtual event on Oct. featuring speeches from the University of Chicago’s President Robert Zimmer, Provost Ka Yee C. Lee, and Trustee Greg Wendt. Isaac has received a commemorative award and certificate.