UChicago honors USN world languages teacher with Outstanding Educator Award

Jacob Rothman '23 nominated Josephine Huang-Yeh, who has taught Chinese at USN for 16 years.
Middle School and High School Chinese Teacher Josephine Huang-Yeh received the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award during a virtual event celebrating this year’s winners on Wednesday, November 29. 

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.

"The University of Chicago is honored to recognize excellence in teaching and sincerely congratulates this year’s Outstanding Educator Award winners, who 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," the press release states. "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."

Huang-Yeh received a commemorative award, certificate, and letter that includes details from the nomination of Jacob Rothman '23.

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