Math Teacher Recipient of U of Chicago Educator Award
Fox Chapel Area High School math teacher Kristine Yacamelli was selected to receive the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes teachers who are nominated by their former students and Yacamelli was nominated by 2016 Fox Chapel Area High School graduate Anja Schempf who now attends the University of Chicago.
Each year, the university invites entering first-year students to nominate an educator who has influenced them, challenged them, or helped them along the path toward intellectual growth. The university receives hundreds of letters from students inspired by teachers who have changed the course of their lives.
As a winner, Yacamelli received an engraved glass award and a congratulatory letter from the University of Chicago.