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Lower Merion's John Grace earns University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award
Lower Merion's John Grace earns University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award

Lower Merion High School social studies teacher John Grace was recently named a recipient of the University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award, which is given to educators across the country as a result of a written nomination from a student.

For more than three decades, the University of Chicago has invited students to nominate an educator who has influenced them, challenged them, or helped them along the path towards intellectual growth. Each year, more than a third of the incoming class responds with stories of their teachers that are truly inspiring.

According to the University of Chicago's website, recipients of the Outstanding Educator Award "think carefully about their instruction. They share an infectious love for learning. They care about their students, both inside and outside the classroom. Outstanding educators go beyond everyday teaching and leave an impression that is carried over a lifetime."

Along with his exemplary work in the classroom, Grace also serves as the head coach and faculty coordinator of the award-winning Lower Merion Players theatre organization.

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All Lower Merion Schools will be opening two-hours late today, Friday, November 16, 2018. There is NO AM Kindergarten. Elementary School parent-teacher conferences and the elementary school early-dismissal are canceled. Elementary students will stay in school for the afternoon. There is no AM Swim at the Lower Merion High School pool.

Ask the Superintendent Forum Sunday

Mr. Copeland will answer questions from the school community at the"Ask the Superintendent" forum at the Academy Building (next to Bala Cynwyd Middle School) at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018.