Ian VanderSchee Receives Outstanding Educator Award

CHS teacher Ian VanderSchee has received a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award. He teaches IB Mathematics and AP Calculus at CHS. 

According to the University of Chicago, recipients of these awards 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. 

Each year, newly admitted University of Chicago 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.

CHS 2020 graduate and current University of Chicago first year student Dwija Dammanna nominated VanderSchee for the award.  She said he is a teacher whose guidance helped her  strive for intellectual growth and inspired her for a lifetime.  

VanderShee was recognized with the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator award during a virtual award ceremony hosted by the university Oct. 21. All award winners received a commemorative award, certificate, and letter that includes details from the student who nominated them.  For more information, visit https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/counselors-educators/outstanding-educator-awards.