Wildwood Faculty Scott Johnson Receives Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Chicago
Posted 12/01/2016 11:16AM



We’re thrilled to announce that Scott Johnson, upper school math and science teacher and senior seminar instructor, received the prestigious Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Chicago. He was nominated by Jesse Silva ’16 who is currently a freshman at the University. An excerpt from the letter Wildwood received about Scott’s honor reads, “This distinguished award has existed for more than three decades. Each year, we invite entering first­ year students to nominate an educator who has influenced them, challenged them, or helped them along the path toward intellectual growth. We receive letters back from hundreds of students, inspired by teachers who have changed the course of their lives, who taught them to re-imagine texts, to delve deeper into problem-solving, and to think beyond the borders of the classroom in the pursuit of their own education. As an institution that prides itself on being committed to the life of the mind, we at the University of Chicago are heartened to see that your school fosters and supports such outstanding individuals.” This distinguished award reflects beautifully on our entire school and faculty.