Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics History Teacher  
Named Outstanding Educator 

University of Chicago Awards Teachers Based on Student Recommendations 

 OKLAHOMA CITY—Oct. 19, 2021—The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) announced today that Dr. Michelle McCargish, History professor, has been named outstanding educator by the University of Chicago. The nomination came from Isabella Liu, a 2021 OSSM graduate who now attends the University, and is based on the impact Dr. McCargish has had on her education. 

“Dr. McCargish shapes young minds in meaningful ways—thoughtfully approaching instruction, sharing an infectious love for learning, and caring for students both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Frank Wang, Ph.D., president of OSSM. “I interview seniors every year, and she is the teacher cited by more graduating seniors as their favorite one.” 

Each year, newly admitted UChicago students reflect on their time in school and nominate an educator 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.   

All award winners receive a commemorative award, certificate, and letter that includes details from the student they were nominated by. Principals and superintendents of award winners will also receive communications notifying them that their employees have received the award. Please use the social media hashtag, #outstandingeducators, to highlight winners and share their achievements.   

Additional information regarding the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator can be found on our website at the following link: https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/counselors- educators/outstanding-educator-awards.