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University of Chicago Awards US Teacher Rob Nichols
Posted 09/15/2018 01:09PM

Receives Outstanding Educator Award

Dr. Rob Nichols, Upper School Math Teacher, opened a surprise package today. The University of Chicago sent news that Dr. Nichols is a recipient of the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award.

Dr. Nichols was nominated by Alonso Flores-Noel, a member of the University of Chicago's incoming freshman class. In his nomination, addressed to an outstanding teacher, Alonso wrote, "Thank you so much for everything you have done this year. Your class was difficult and rigorous to keep up with every day, but I grew immensely as a student and each class it felt as though the material were coming alive. I loved having discussions in a statistical context, such as the recent election or how to send out a survey accounting for response bias, and I see the word differently because of you. Lastly, you were one of the kindest people to me this year, whether you noticed or not, and I appreciate all of the confidence and support you gave me.

According to the University of Chicago website, "every year, UChicago gives newly admitted students the opportunity to recognize the educators who have made a difference in their lives. And every year, over a third of the incoming class responds with stories that are truly inspiring."

Congratulations to Dr. Nichols, and keep up the great work!

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