A picture of Tim Davis, award winning teacher, in a white button down shirt with a purple pattern against a gray backdrop

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:44 pm

MHS social studies teacher Tim Davis has been selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.

Davis has taught at MHS since 2004. He continues to coordinate Human Rights Week, a week-long program that includes students and experts from around the world to present on some of the globe's most pressing issues.

Before coming to MHS, Davis was a special education assistant in Verona for one year. He earned a bachelor's degree from UW-Madison in 2002 and master's degree from Illinois in 2010.

The Outstanding Educator Award has existed for more than three decades. Students accepted into the University of Chicago Class of 2024 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.

All award winners receive a commemorative award, certificate, and letter that includes details from the student they were nominated by. Davis and the other recipients will also be invited to participiate in a virtual event celebrating this year’s winners on Wednesday, Oct. 21, featuring the following special guest speakers from UChicago: President Robert Zimmer, Provost Ka Yee C. Lee, and Trustee Greg Wendt.