Advanced Placement Physics teacher Sheila Edstrom has been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2019 Yale Educator Award.
The Yale Educator Recognition Program recognizes outstanding educators from around the world who support and inspire their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence. Of this year’s 311 nominees, who represent 40 U.S. states and 23 countries, 55 teachers and 18 counselors were selected to receive the award. Matriculating students are invited to nominate high school educators, and a committee of Yale admissions officers reviews each nomination individually and designates recipients. In September, the winners were sent engraved desk sets and congratulatory letters, and administrators of the high schools were notified of their achievement.
The 1,554 members of the Yale Class of 2023 who began their first semester in August graduated from more than 1,100 different high schools, 63% of which are public schools.