Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutierrez (December 31, 1930 — March 30, 2010) was a Bolivian-born American educator well-known for teaching students calculus from 1974 to 1991 at Garfield High School, East Los Angeles, California. Escalante was the subject of the 1988 film Stand and Deliver, in which he is portrayed by Edward James Olmos.
* 1988 – Presidential Medal for Excellence in Education, awarded by President Ronald Reagan
* 1988 – Hispanic Heritage Awards Honoree
* 1989 – Honorary Doctor of Science – University of Massachusetts Boston
* 1990 – Honorary Doctor of Humanities – California State University, Los Angeles
* 1990 – Honorary Doctor of Education – Concordia University, Montreal
* 1990 – Honorary Doctor of Laws – University of Northern Colorado
* 1998 – Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters – Wittenberg University
* 1998 – Free Spirit Award, from the Freedom Forum
* 1998 – Andrés Bello prize, from the Organization of American States
* 1999 – Inductee National Teachers Hall of Fame
* 2002 – Member, President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
* 2005 – The Highest Office Award – Center for Youth Citizenship
* 2005 – Best teacher in North America – Freedom Forum
To read more about Jaime Escalante, visit his page on Wikipedia, or look at his obituary at the LA Times website.