Teacher Prep graduate Michelle Shearer '95, the 2011 National Teacher of the Year, visited campus on February 21 - February 23. You can read an article about her visit at the Princeton Alumni Weekly blog.
She is passionate about making science accessible to all students, especially students who are typically underrepresented in the field. Michelle visited the Princeton University campus and gave the following talk to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and guests from the local education community. More information, including her visit to Princeton, can be found on her Frederick County Public Schools blog.
Michelle Shearer 2010-2011 Maryland Teacher of the Year
Michelle Shearer '95, a chemistry teacher at Urbana High School in Frederick County, has been named the 2010-2011 Maryland Teacher of the Year. Ms. Shearer earned her B.A. in chemistry from Princeton University and her M.S. in Deaf Education from McDaniel College. She was the 2009 Maryland recipient of the Siemens Award for AP Teaching and believes that "chemistry is for everyone." Fluent in American Sign Language, she taught at the Maryland School for the Deaf, serving as Content Area Leader and coach of the 2005 National Champion Academic team. A dedicated mentor and former coach of varsity swimming and lacrosse at Urbana High School, she received the New Jersey Commissioner's Distinguished Teacher Candidate Award and nominations for the Sallie Mae and Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher awards. Please click on the following link for additional information about Ms. Shearer and her outstanding work in the classroom: Maryland State Department of Education 2010-11 Teacher of the Year Press Release.