SHS teacher Christine Butry awarded NEH Grant 

Shaker High School Social Studies Teacher Christine Butry has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to attend a summer seminar for K-12 educators to be held at Carroll College in Montana as well as Yellowstone National Park.

She decided to apply after learning about the opportunity on social media. 

“One of my favorite parts of working in education is the opportunity (and need) to constantly re-evaluate classroom practices, most especially the content we teach.  On the surface, this program seemed like the perfect opportunity to enhance the curriculum of one of our senior social studies electives – the Politics of Green Economics,” said Butry. After being selected and doing more preparation work for it, I realize that the themes we will explore run throughout the entire discipline of social studies – including American history and government and public policy.”

She looks forward to being a student and to sharing resources and strategies with colleagues.

“I am eager to take on the role of student again and learn from scholars and content experts while collaborating with education professionals with a diversity of perspectives from across the country,” said Butry.