Dawn Shanks nominated for Teacher of Excellence Award!

BHS has nominated Dawn Shanks for the Teacher of Excellence Award from the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin Area. Final selections will be made in October.

Here is why Dawn was nominated:

  • She is committed to her school community.
  • She is a devoted educator.
  • She has taught a wide range of upper-level classes along with intervention courses.
  • She demonstrates a continual commitment to student success.
  • She ensures that every student feels empowered and supported.
  • She is approachable and available to all students.
  • She creates an atmosphere in the classroom of trust and encouragement.
  • Her greatest strength is to inspire and motivate students.
  • Her classroom environment is inclusive to where all students feel valued.
  • She goes above and beyond to meet the diverse needs of all students.
  • Her passion for teaching is evident in all she does.
  • She builds positive relationships.
  • She works to plan engaging, interactive lessons for students to think critically.
  • She currently serves on committees at the campus and district level.
  • She plays an active role in the school community by attending school events & even leading young people in her local church.
  • Her positive attitude, professionalism, & collaborative spirit make her a valued member of our school team.
  • Her love for teaching is contagious.