(Juneau) An educator at Dodgeland School District was recently recognized for her passion for teaching. Lori Henthorne received the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes educators who shape young minds in meaningful ways – thoughtfully approaching instruction, sharing an infectious love for learning and caring for students both inside and outside the classroom. Each year, newly admitted University of Chicago students have the opportunity to nominate an educator who played a significant role in their education, made a positive impact in their lives and whose influence has brought them to where they are today. Henthorne was nominated for the Outstanding Educator Award because of her passion for excellence that is evidenced in her art classes as well as coaching Dodgeland’s Academic Decathlon teams to multiple state competitions. Having taught at the district for 33 years, award officials say her positive impact has been a gift that generations of Dodgeland students have experienced.