Edmond Santa Fe Social Studies Teacher Meg Shadid has been named by her peers with the  Oklahoma Council for Social Studies (OCSS) the “Rising Star” Teacher of the Year for 2017. The award is given to the most outstanding social studies educator in Oklahoma who has less than five years of experience.

SFHS Teacher Meg Shadid (right)

“Meg is the most flexible, fun-loving and dedicated teacher that I have ever encountered,” said Torie York, social studies department chair at Santa Fe. “She takes a personal interest in each of her student’s success by building their confidence, establishing positive relationships and by treating every student with respect.”

Shadid received her bachelor’s in social studies secondary education from Kansas State University.  Upon graduation, she worked as the Director of Children’s Ministries for a church in Kansas City for two years before starting in the classroom at Edmond Santa Fe High School.  This is her second year teaching AP World History.  She is married to Blake Shadid, an Edmond native and graduate of Edmond Santa Fe High School.

“I love teaching social studies because it allows students to explore the world in which they live,” she said. “My goal as an educator is to develop thoughtful, caring and knowledgeable citizens of the world.  I greatly enjoy the opportunities my content area provides to have thought-provoking and meaningful discussions about historical and modern-day issues.”

OCSS is a professional organization dedicated to supporting exceptional pedagogy through resources and teacher trainings.