Shortridge International Baccalaureate High School is proud to fill their classrooms with passionate and innovative educators; one of Shortridge’s talented teachers recently received a grant from the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)!
Spanish teacher Shalimar Manwani was awarded a $500 International Baccalaureate (IB) Educator Grant from NSHSS. The purpose of the grant is to provide additional resources to IB educators actively seeking creative opportunities to enrich curriculum content and increase student engagement. Manwani is one of ten high school educators selected for this award nationwide! She will use her grant to provide students one-to-one virtual interactions with native speakers from Spanish speaking countries, breaking down barriers of distance to ensure all students have an opportunity to fine-tune their skills.
“These conversations with native speakers in real time will foster cultural and linguistic competency amongst students who are embracing the IB curriculum,” said Manwani.
This isn’t the first significant accolade Manwani has received recently; the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association recognized her as a 2015 Rising Star, and the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugese named her a 2015 Rising Star as well!
When discussing all of these honors, Manwani says it takes a village to raise a teacher – she contributes her teaching success to the experiences shared by her students and lessons passed by her colleagues.
We are proud to share Ms. Manwani’s accolades with our community, and we look forward to the exciting things surely ahead for her and the students of Shortridge!