Oxbridge Academy English teacher and former Head of School John Klemme has been nominated for the Northwestern University Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award.
In the fall, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro invited all members of the graduating class of 2019 to nominate a teacher who had influenced a transforming impact on their academic career. Klemme was nominated by his former student and Oxbridge alum Miriam Khan.
Northwestern University will recognize five outstanding high school teachers at its 2019 commencement. Each recipient will be invited to Illinois for commencement activities, which will be held Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 22. Each teacher honored will receive an award of $5,000, with an additional $5,000 awarded to their respective school.
“I am very honored by the nomination for this award by one of my former students at Oxbridge,” Klemme said. “As a teacher, it gives me great gratification to know that the work I do with my students can have such an impact on their academic careers, and in this case remember me at their college graduation.”
The award is sponsored by the Office of the President and supported by the Northwestern University Associated Student Government. A selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff will review materials submitted from nominated teachers for finalist consideration.