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December 10, 2021
Maine East Educator Selected for University of Chicago Award

Maine East math teacher Mark Dobner was recently selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.

This distinguished award has existed for more than three decades. Students accepted into the University of Chicago Class of 2025 were asked to nominate an educator whose guidance has helped them along the path toward intellectual growth. Responses were received from thousands of students in recognition of educators who have positively impacted their lives.

“Mark’s passion and enthusiasm for mathematics have inspired and nurtured inquiring minds at Maine East for more than two decades,” says Math Department Chair Jill Sweetwood. “His dedication to learning and thoughtfulness shine through daily in the classroom, not only in how he approaches instruction but also in how he relates to his students.”

All award winners received a commemorative award, certificate, and letter that included details from the student by whom they were nominated.