First Immanuel teacher Miss Katy Shields was chosen as this year's recipient of the South Wisconsin District Elementary Educator of the Year.
The award was presented by the South Wisconsin District on January 24th. The Educator of the Year program recognizes outstanding teachers in South Wisconsin District preschools, elementary and high schools. Nominations may be made by administrators, teachers, parents, pastors, congregation members, and students (past and present).
Miss Shields is a native of Pontiac Michigan and a 2014 graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin with degrees in both Education and History. A typical day in Miss Shields’ class includes daily geography exercises and trivia related to the topic the students are studying at the time. She likes to mix technology with cooperative learning as well as including more traditional educational strategies to provide students with a well- rounded experience and prepare them for life outside of First Immanuel. She also uses a variety of projects and guest speakers to give students ownership and new perspectives of Social Studies.
In addition to teaching Social Studies at First
Immanuel, Miss Shields is an 8th Grade Homeroom Teacher and coordinates the
seventh and eighth grade trip to Washington D.C. “I am a huge proponent of experiential
learning and travel. I am thrilled to
direct my students to the marvel of how God works in the course of the story of
humanity, and our own personal stories.” Shields said.