Campus Teacher of the Year 2016 - Shivani Agrawal

Shivani Agrawal
Westchester Academy for International Studies (WAIS) 
11th through 12th Grade, Mathematics

Education
Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 1987

Teaching History
Westchester Academy for International Studies, 2006-Present
Hightower High School, Fort Bend ISD, 2004-2006
Substitute Teacher, Katy ISD, 2003-2004
Teaching Assistant, Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow, India, 1988

Total Years in Education - 12 Years

In her own words . . .


“To me, teaching is a partnership in students’ success. I motivate students to help them believe in themselves and in their dreams. I always strive to look beyond the written text and work with my students in a way that they can see the connection of the lessons with their aspirations. My reward is when a student comes to my class five years after graduation and tells me how influential I have been for her and thanks me for believing in her. To me, every day is a learning experience and I am really thankful for my students, peers and administrators for helping in my journey.”

In the words of others . . .

“Mrs. Agrawal does not work or serve for awards or praise, but simply to inspire and impact all those she comes in contact with each day in a positive manner. Students thrive in her classroom, as she makes them, and their success, a priority. She has mastered the elusive art of being firm but fair, having rules yet maintaining relationships, and remembers always that her students are real human beings.” 
Alexia Greiner, Westchester Academy Assistant Director 

“Mrs. Agrawal serves as Chair of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program Personal Project. This position is monumental in scope, ensuring that every 10th-grade student completes work on his or her Personal Project. She is a resource to students and to staff members who are serving as Personal Project supervisors, and each year more of our students are successfully completing the Personal Project requirements because of Mrs. Agrawal’s leadership.”
Beverly Martin, Westchester Academy Lead Counselor

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