08 Feb 2017

Wednesday 08 February 2017

U Of Chicago Plaque

John Jackson, Teacher of Latin at King’s College has been awarded a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator award.

Jackson was nominated for the award by ex-Collegian Simon Li (Peart, 2011-2015), who now studies at the University of Chicago. Jackson taught Li Latin throughout his time at King’s from Years 9-13.

Li nominated Jackson for the award as a result of the impact he had on his academic and personal development.

Barbara Law, Head of the Languages Department at King’s College is thrilled at this recognition of Jackson’s untiring efforts.

“He always aims to inspire a love of Latin in his students and our Classics department is lucky to have him.”

Jackson say he feels humbled by the award and enjoyed teaching Li throughout his time at King’s. 

“While I am delighted to have received this award, teaching students like Simon at King’s College is a reward in itself.”