Andrew Kaim, mathematics teacher at DGS, has been selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Kaim has been teaching at South High for 18 years and teaches AP Calculus BC, Precalculus, and Math 3 to junior and senior students.
“We’re proud of this distinguished recognition for Mr. Kaim and proud of one of our graduates who nominated him,” South High Principal, Ed Schwartz said.
Each year, the University of Chicago invites entering first-year students to nominate an educator who has influenced them, or helped them along the path toward intellectual growth. The University’s Office of College Admissions receives hundreds of letters from students submit letters from students inspired by teachers who have changed the course of their lives. The Outstanding Teacher Award has existed for more than three decades.
“I’m honored to receive this award from the University of Chicago. Also, it’s an honor that a former student shared their positive high school experience with their new educational institution,” Kaim said.