Dr. Pamela Francis, associate lecturer of English at LSMSA, has been recognized by the Yale University Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2018 Yale Educator Award. In addition, Francis received a similar recognition from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for being “especially influential in [students’] development.”
Francis, who received her Ph.D. from Rice University, has taught English at LSMSA since 2013. This semester, she is teaching courses on Writing and Composition, World Literature, and Gothic Literature.
Francis joins Leah Lentz, co-director of the College Counseling Center, as a recipient of the 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 371 nominees, who represent 42 states and 12 countries, 59 teachers and 28 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 high schools were notified of their achievement.