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Monica Markovits Receives University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award
Julian Corbett

Tufts University Seminar instructor and former Prep School Assistant Director Monica Markovits was recently recognized for her years of outstanding teaching and commitment to her students with the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.

UChicago presents the award to educators who have had a meaningful impact on their students. Each year, incoming students nominate a teacher who has been a source of inspiration for them, and the university recognizes all the nominees for their remarkable demonstration of “education’s power to transform.”

Ms. Markovits said she was honored to receive the recognition and particularly happy because it was her former students who nominated her.

“I’ve been teaching for over 50 years now, and my classes always feel as exciting as they were during my rookie years,” Ms. Markovits said. 

“It’s the students that motivate me,” she added. “I’m still in touch with students of mine from the seventies, eighties and nineties, and that’s the greatest joy a teacher can have. They tell me that my classes have made a difference. What could be better than that?”

Congratulations to Ms. Markovits!

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