Frederick A. Douglass High School Educator Stephanie Hinton Receives Prestigious 2022 Yale Educator Award, Nominated by Former Student Kayla Frey

Frederick A. Douglass High School proudly announces that Stephanie Hinton, an exceptional educator, has been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the prestigious 2022 Yale Educator Award. The accolade is a testament to Ms. Hinton's unwavering commitment to inspiring and supporting her students to achieve excellence.

The Yale Educator Recognition Program, a global initiative, seeks to identify and honor educators from across the world who go above and beyond in guiding and motivating their students towards high levels of performance and achievement. This year's pool of nominees included 385 educators from 43 states and 28 countries, out of which 80 teachers and 32 counselors were chosen to receive the esteemed award.

Matriculating students at Yale University were invited to nominate high school educators who have significantly impacted their lives, and a dedicated committee of Yale admissions officers carefully reviewed each nomination, ultimately designating the recipients of this distinguished accolade. In September, Ms. Hinton was among the fortunate few who received their awards, accompanied by congratulatory letters. 

The Yale Admissions Office recognizes the invaluable role that educators like Ms. Hinton play in shaping the lives of students, long before they embark on their academic journey at Yale. These exceptional educators inspire, guide, and support their students, laying the foundation for future success.

Students entering the Yale Class of 2027 were given the opportunity to nominate educators who had left a lasting impression on them. One such nomination came from Kayla Frey, a former student of Ms. Hinton and FDHS 2023 Valedictorian. Kayla's recognition of her former teacher highlights the lasting impact that educators can have on their students' lives.

KIPP New Orleans Schools, along with the Yale Admissions Office, congratulates Ms. Hinton on this well-deserved recognition. Her legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire future generations.