Meredith Bauserman - 2016 Teacher of the Year
Each of Shenandoah County’s ten public schools selects a Teacher of the Year. From these school-level Teachers of the Year, a central office executive committee selects a Division Teacher of the Year. Dr. Raley was proud to announce that Meredith Bauserman, a science teacher at Central High School, is Shenandoah County Public Schools’ 2016 Teacher of the Year.
Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley wrote, “ Ms.Bauserman is an innovative, cutting-edge science instructor who has revamped her teaching style from a lecture-based model to a student-centered, mastery-based model, which allows her to serve as a facilitator of learning.” Based on Ms.Bauserman’s success, this model “has inspired colleagues throughout the division to implement a blended model in their respective classrooms and schools.”
“This instructional approach allows each student to get individualized attention and learn at the pace that best meets their individual needs,” said math teacher colleague Kate Hollenberg. When Central High School announced a school goal of teachers implementing one Project Based Learning unit, Ms. Bauserman went further and redesigned her entire Ecology class with a PBL focus.
Ms. Bauserman’s passion for student learning and her desire to offer students the best educational opportunities has resulted in her receiving over $30,000 in grants for equipment to enhance instructional delivery.
Mrs. Bauserman will represent Shenandoah County Public Schools in the 2017 Mary V. Bicouvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year competition.