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Accolades & Honors

Alumna Samantha Shipeck received a teaching award from the German Embassy

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Samantha Shipeck (A&S ’15, EDUC ’16G) won a 2022 German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award.

The award recognizes up-and-coming teachers for excellence in creativity, outstanding dedication and enthusiasm for the German language. It is presented by the German Embassy Washington in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and the American Association of Teachers of German. Shipeck, who earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from the School of Education, was one of only three teachers nationally to be given this honor.

The prize includes a two-week professional development course in Germany, offered by the Goethe-Institut. During their stay, award recipients experience the country anew, gaining fresh stimuli on teaching techniques, culture and the German language.