Each year, the University of Chicago allows newly admitted students to recognize the educators who have made a difference in their lives - and every year, over a third of the incoming class responds with stories that are truly inspiring. 

For more than three decades, students accepted to the University of Chicago's Class have had the opportunity to think back on their high school career and nominate a teacher "who played a significant role in their education, made a positive impact in their lives, and whose influence has brought them to where they are today," according to the University. The University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award recognizes all nominated teachers, highlighting the stories that show education’s power to transform. 

This year, Dr. Angeliki Stamati, ACS Athens Academy Mathematics Faculty, was selected as one of the University of Chicago's Outstanding Educators.

The Dean of Admissions Jim Nondorf and guest speakers from UChicago—Provost Ka Yee C. Lee and Trustee Greg Wendt held a virtual event celebrating Dr. Stamati’s and this year's entire slate of winners. 

Dean Nordorf praised all outstanding educators, saying: “You are more than educators; you are changing lives! What you do inside the classroom is important; what you do outside changes lives”.

Talking about her distinction, Dr. Stamati commented

"My goal is for students to look forward to coming into the math classroom as students who will not only learn math skills and concepts but who will also be able to laugh and enjoy the lesson!  My goal is to teach students the way I would want my own children to be taught!"

ACS Athens is very proud to have its very own faculty member awarded as an outstanding educator, one who goes beyond everyday teaching and leaving an impression carried over a lifetime. 

Congratulations, Dr. Stamati!