South Pasadena High School Outstanding Educators

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South Pasadena High School congratulates counselor Tracy Ishimaru and art teacher Aimee Levie-Hultman, both from South Pasadena High School who received the 2021 University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Awards.

An “Outstanding Educator” thoughtfully approaches instruction, shares an infectious love for learning, and cares for students both inside and outside of the classroom. Each year, newly admitted UChicago students have the opportunity to 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. Responses were received from thousands of students in recognition of educators who have positively impacted their lives.

We are honored to recognize excellence in teaching and congratulate this year’s Outstanding Educator Award winners, who are exceptional in their fields and are role models for all students. Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty every day and leaving an impression that will last a lifetime.

All award winners receive a commemorative award, certificate, and letter that includes details from the student who nominated them. The public is invited to join a virtual event celebrating this year’s winners on Monday, October 25 at 7 p.m. CDT. Please click here to register for the Zoom event.

South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, (626) 441-5820 or visit

For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent,










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