Kansas Master Teacher Award
2007 Kansas Master Teacher
Seventh Grade Language Arts
“As a teacher, I function with the flexibility to see my best plans change in the face of unexpected needs and realities. I teach my students that we control the confidence and creativity we bring to each new mystery and experience,” said Ms. Shelley Faerber.
In her 15 years of teaching, Ms. Faerber has used her philosophy and skills to teach middle school students the values of curiosity, decision-making, and enjoying the journey of their lives. In preparing students for the world waiting for them outside of school, Ms. Faerber brings her experiences to the classroom. She has tutored students in China, helped build houses locally, done tsunami relief work in the hardest hit location of Indonesia, and been a foster mother.
As a former student of hers said, “She has not only dedicated her life to teaching, but to the hearts of the kids that are around her.”
Ms. Faerber has served as a seventh grade language arts teacher for the past 10 years. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State University and is certified in cross-cultural studies and ESL. She is currently working on her master’s of divinity.