Savannah Early College School Counselor Ms. Lisa Hickson, has been selected
as a recipient of the 2019 Yale Educator Award. The
award, sponsored by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions,
recognizes educators from around the world who inspire and support their
students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence.
Ms. Hickson was nominated for the award by Savannah Early
College Class of 2019 Graduate, Nathan Castro Martinez, who is now a
part of the Yale Class of 2023. The nominations were then vetted, and
winners selected by a committee in the Yale Office of
this year’s 311 nominees, who represent 490 U.S. states and 23 countries, 55
teachers and 18 counselors were selected to receive the award.
Matriculating Yale University students are invited to nominate high school
educators. Following the selection process this month, the winners
were sent engraved desk sets and congratulatory letters, and administrators of
the high schools were notified of their achievement.
is a top research university with a unique emphasis on undergraduate liberal
arts education. All 6,000 undergraduate students enroll in Yale College,
which offers more than 80 majors and hundreds of opportunities to conduct
Yale Admissions Office attributes the exceptional quality of the Yale student
body to educators like these recipients of the 2019 Yale Educator Award, who
shape their students long before they attend Yale. The Admissions Office
is proud to thank these and all educators for their ongoing efforts in
motivating and supporting their students.
Hickson is currently working as a counselor at Godley Station K8 School.