Yale Educator Award Winners

The Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions has the distinct pleasure of recognizing the following educators as recipients of the 2014 Yale Educator Award. The Yale Educator Recognition Program recognizes outstanding educators from around the world who have supported and inspired their students to achieve at high levels. Matriculating students are invited to nominate high school educators, and a committee composed of Yale admissions officers reviews the nominations individually and designates recipients. Of this year’s 306 nominees, who represent 39 states and 20 countries, 53 teachers and 30 counselors were selected to receive the award. In September, the winners were sent engraved desk sets and congratulatory letters, and administrators of the high schools were notified of their achievement.

The entire Yale Admissions Office credits the excellent quality of the Yale student body to educators like these, who shape their students long before they attend Yale, and would like to thank these and all educators for their ongoing efforts in motivating and supporting their students.

Award Winner

Subject / Title

Nominated By

Secondary School

State

Ms. Katherine Campbell

Social Studies

Taylor Holshouser

Eagle River High School

AK

Mr. Gene Woon

Chemistry

Catherine Liu

University High School

AZ

Ms.  Katie Cardinali

Counselor

Andrew Salmon

Brophy College Preparatory

AZ

Ms.  Noemi Morales

Counselor

Catherine Liu

University High School

AZ

Ms. Adrienne Fluitt

Literature

Anne Zlatow

BASIS Oro Valley

AZ

Mr. Geraldo Gomez

Chemistry

Nicole Pina

Math Science Technology Magnet at Roosevelt High School

CA

Mr. Jaime Richards

Social Studies

Sonia Wang

Mission San Jose High School

CA

Mr. Joe Kim

Mathematics

Nishant Jain

Monta Vista High School

CA

Mr. Jonathan Winn

Mathematics

Dustin Nguyen

Crawford High School

CA

Mr. Kevin Murchie

English

Janet Juarez

James A Garfield High School

CA

Mr. Mike Plant

Mathematics

Caroline Colwell

Miramonte High School

CA

Mr. Scott Holloway

Physics

Victoria Wang

Westlake High School

CA

Mrs. Paola Suchsland

Spanish

Daniel Hamidi

Valencia High School

CA

Ms.  Claire Mayer

Counselor

Akintunde Ahmad

Oakland Technical High School

CA

Ms.  Lorraine Wilson

Counselor

Nicole Pina

Math Science Technology Magnet at Roosevelt High School

CA

Ms.  Rhonda Carr

Counselor

Shannon Flores

Valencia High School

CA

Ms. Shannon Lambert

Social Studies

Daniela Dillarza

Libra Academy at Linda Marquez High School

CA

Mrs.  Misti Gossett-Thrower

Counselor

Viviana Andazola Marquez

York International School

CO

Mr. Duane Jones

Math

Phuong Truc Dinh

Greater Hartford Academy of Math & Science

CT

Mr. Peter Solomon

Chemistry

Jake Colavolpe

Sound School

CT

Ms.  Emery Sykes

Counselor

Spencer Munroe

Amistad Academy High School

CT

Ms. Anna Moberly

English

Micah Mingo

Canton Jr-Sr High School

CT

Mr. Michael Pease

Mathematics

Tristan Brockwell

Largo High School

FL

Mr. William Ward

Biology

Jessica Alzamora

Strawberry Crest High School

FL

Mrs.  Kelly Smith

Counselor

Jessica Alzamora

Strawberry Crest High School

FL

Mrs.  Kim Hollis

Counselor

Diksha Brahmbhatt

Allen D Nease High School

FL

Mrs. Jane Cooper

English

Samuel Brenner

Seminole High School

FL

Mr. Christopher Kirby

English

Darby Mowell

Central High School

GA

Mrs.  Angie Johnson

Counselor

Christopher Rios-Villalobos

Swainsboro High School

GA

Mrs.  Dorothy Krakow

Counselor

Darby Mowell

Central High School

GA

Mrs. Elizabeth Truesdell

English

Haylee Kushi

Kamehameha Schools Hawaii

HI

Mrs.  Robbie Cupps

Counselor

Peter Huang

Capital High School

ID

Mr. Andrew Trenkle

Social Studies

Hope Allchin

Maine Township HS South

IL

Dr. Kirstin Milks

Biology

Matthew Johnsen

Bloomington High School South

IN

Mr. Eric Lambert

Social Studies

Aryssa Damron

Paul G Blazer High School

KY

Ms.  Beatrice Flair

Counselor

William McGrew

Benjamin Franklin High School

LA

Mr. Michael Sinclair

Physics

Genevieve Sertic

Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center

MI

Mrs.  Leslie Johnson

Counselor

Kyle Ranieri

Waverly High School

MI

Ms.  Carla Kelly

Counselor

Genevieve Sertic

Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center

MI

Mrs. Janna Fick

Psychology

Dylan Hosmer-Quint

David H Hickman High School

MO

Mr. David Wilbanks

Mathematics

Sean Bland

Ridgeland High School

MS

Mr. Greg Sand

Mathematics

Ryan Goding

Central High School

NE

Mrs.  Karen Cirulis

Counselor

Ryan Goding

Central High School

NE

Dr. Robert Pergolizzi

Biology

Jenna DiRito

Academy for Medical Science Technology

NJ

Dr. Sharon Robinson

Mathematics

Max Lauring

Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology

NJ

Mr.  Kenneth Zurich

Counselor

Max Lauring

Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology

NJ

Ms. Catherine Puranananda

English

Colin Hemez

Los Alamos High School

NM

Mr. Doug Cochran

Social Studies

Hannah Herzog

Tupper Lake Middle/High School

NY

Ms.  Hee-Sun Hong

Counselor

Alexander Petrillo

Regis High School

NY

Ms. Dorothy Cott

Physics

Caroline Francisco

Springville High School

NY

Mr. Jim Osborne

Biology

Dominic Becker

Anna High School

OH

Mr. Kenneth Barrett

Mathematics

Jason Gaitonde

Centerville High School

OH

Mrs.  Michelle Holsinger

Counselor

Dominic Becker

Anna High School

OH

Mr. Tracy Foor

Mathematics

Ohvia Muraleetharan

Norman North High School

OK

Ms. Amanda Filloy Sharp

Spanish

Rachel Regan

Corvallis High School

OR

Mr. Brian Solodar

History

JiaQi Liu

Philadelphia High School for Girls

PA

Mr. Michael McBride

Mathematics

Evangeline Cai

Radnor High School

PA

Ms.  Melissa Doss

Counselor

JiaQi Liu

Philadelphia High School for Girls

PA

Mrs.  Susan Bolinger

Counselor

Ethan Young

Farragut High School

TN

Mrs. Lindsey Smith

English

Ethan Young

Farragut High School

TN

Mr.  Darrell Pickard

Counselor

Nathaniel Barbour

Stratford High School

TX

Mr. Anil Desai

Mathematics

Edgar Avina

Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions

TX

Mrs.  Felicia Doyle

Counselor

James Diao

William P Clements High School

TX

Mrs.  Virginia Hayward

Counselor

Edgar Avina

Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions

TX

Mrs. Jeanette Spradley

English

James Diao

William P Clements High School

TX

Mrs. Loreni Kerecman

Chemistry

Hong Bui

John B Connally High School

TX

Mrs. Maricruz Aguayo Tabor

History

Noah Stevens-Stein

Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy

TX

Mrs. Rachel Puckett

English

Kevin Salinas

South Texas High School for Health Professions

TX

Ms.  Jamie Kocian

Counselor

Noah Stevens-Stein

Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy

TX

Dr. John Dell

Physics

Ivy Ren

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

VA

Mr.  William A. Havard

Counselor

Nicole Daly

Prince George High School

VA

Mr. Larry Hawkins

Biology

Sinclair Ewing-Nelson

Blacksburg High School

VA

Mrs. Maureen Morse

Chemistry

Matthew Wrocklage

Kempsville High School

VA

Ms. Leah Puhlick

Chemistry

Katherine Tan

Langley High School

VA

Mrs.  Susan Zarwell

Counselor

Ben Sampson

University School Milwaukee

WI

Mrs. Karen Scarseth

Mathematics

Andrew Saydjari

Lincoln High School

WI

Mr. Leonardo dos Anjos Cunha

Chemistry

Luis Fernando Machado Poletti Valle

Colégio Mater Amabilis

Brazil

Ms.  Margaret Toba

Counselor

Luis Fernando Machado Poletti Valle

Colégio Mater Amabilis

Brazil

Ms.  Emefa Ntem

Counselor

Nana Ama Akowuah

Sos-Hermann Gmeiner International College

Ghana

Ms.  Liz Price

Counselor

Seif Labib

United World College of the Adriatic

Italy

Mr. Tom Quinn

History

Lina Najem

Kuwait English School

Kuwait

Mr. James Teacher

English

Micaela Bullard

Colegio San Silvestre

Peru

Mrs. Anne Maingay

Biology

Elizabeth Casey

Moorlands Sixth Form College

United Kingdom