Cedrone named 2022 University of Chicago Outstanding Educator

In a recent ceremony honoring educators across the country, upper school math and computer science teacher and department head Kevin Cedrone was recognized as a 2022 University of Chicago Outstanding Educator. 

The University of Chicago grants the distinction to exceptional faculty who are both excellent in their field and demonstrate that they are role models by “thoughtfully approaching instruction, sharing an infectious love for learning, and caring for students both inside and outside of the classroom”. Nominated by Arjun Sohur ‘22, the university selects honorees from the recommendations of first-year students who are eager to acknowledge contributions their former teachers have made to their academic and personal development.

In his letter, Sohur thanked Cedrone for his passion for teaching and inspiring commitment to students. “Under you, I have grown as a programmer, but I think you’re more proud of how I grew as a person,” wrote Sohur. “And that is what makes you a great teacher.”

Award winners received a U Chicago pullover and a commemorative certificate, but the stories shared by the students during last week’s virtual celebration were what mattered more to those attending. 

“You change lives,” said University of Chicago's Dean Nondorf as he addressed the recipients. “Please don’t forget this: you really change lives.”

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