Outstanding Educator

Indian Hill teacher selected as an Outstanding Educator by the University of Chicago
Posted on 09/19/2018
Susan Savage and Dr. Mark Miles

For 27 years she has taught, coached, and mentored Indian Hill High School scholars; now, one former student has nominated Teacher Susan Savage for a distinguished honor: University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.

“I was surprised and a bit emotional when I was notified,” said Savage. “I am grateful for the recognition.”


According to the University of Chicago, the distinguished award has existed for more than three decades. Each year, the University of Chicago invites entering first-year students to nominate an educator who influenced them, challenged them, or helped them along the path towards intellectual growth.


“This is a testament to the positive impact Mrs. Savage has made in the life of this student, and countless others who have excelled under her leadership,” said Indian Hill Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles. “She has achieved what we all strive to as part of our #IHPromise – creating magic for our students in and outside of her classroom, and we thank her for her dedicated service.”


“My entire career I always have believed in my students,” said Savage. “I embrace their individual talents, and I coach them to build on those talents to become the very best version of themselves. It brings me great joy to have my students and athletes truly discover themselves. It is magical.”


Photo caption: Indian Hill Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles with Indian Hill High School Teacher and Coach Susan Savage at the September 18, 2018, Board of Education meeting where she was recognized as being a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator.