Western Canada High School Teacher Receives 2017 Yale Educator Award

Sep. 26, 2017


Ms. Susan Rivers of Western Canada High School has been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2017 Yale Educator Award.

The Yale Educator Recognition Program recognizes outstanding educators from around the world who support and inspire their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence. Of this year’s 411 nominees, who represent 42 US states and 24 countries, 58 teachers and 30 counselors were selected to receive the award. Matriculating students are invited to nominate high school educators, and a committee of Yale admissions officers reviews each nomination individually and designates recipients. In September, the winners were sent engraved desk sets and congratulatory letters, and administrators of the high schools were notified of their achievement.

The Yale Admissions Office attributes the exceptional quality of the Yale student body to educators like these recipients of the 2017 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.

Ms. Rivers was the only Canadian teacher to receive the award this year. Congratulations!