Two Parker Teachers Honored by the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago recently recognized two of Parker’s fabulous faculty for being exceptional in their field and their positive impact as role models. Parker is very proud to announce that Upper School English teacher Michael Mahany and Upper School Spanish teacher Elizabeth Villagomez received the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award!

This award, which has existed for more than three decades, recognizes exemplary teachers who “shape 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.” And, what makes this award truly special is that it comes from the students themselves. According to the University of Chicago, “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.”

Join Parker in congratulating Mahany and Villagomez on this tremendous achievement!
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