Title: Career and Technical Education Teacher
Company: Riverview Gardens High School
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Lieda A. Shadwick, Career and Technical Education Teacher at Riverview Gardens High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in high school career advisement.
After initially obtaining a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1993 and a Bachelor of Music in music performance in 1994 from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Ms. Shadwick continued her education with a Master of Arts in Teaching in education technology in 2005 from Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri.
In what she considers to be a career highlight, Ms. Shadwick served her country in the United States Army for eight years during the Gulf War in the early 1990s, reaching the rank of sergeant. Originally intending to become a certified public accountant, Ms. Shadwick first served as a Sunday school teacher and a career and technical education (CTE) teacher with high schools in southern Illinois, including Venice High School from 1999 to 2001, Livingston High School, where she also served as a yearbook advisor and co-op consultant helping to match students with an appropriate, career-related plan, from 2001 to 2002 and Northwestern High School from 2004 to 2005.
Ms. Shadwick excelled as a business educator with R.G. Central Middle School in the St. Louis region from 2013 to 2019, where she also served as a girls assistant basketball coach from 2016 to 2019. With Riverview Gardens High School in St. Louis, Ms. Shadwick has filled many roles from 2005 to 2010 and from 2019 to the present as a CTE teacher, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) advisor and yearbook advisor. She was named Riverview Gardens High School Teacher of the Year in 2010. Ms. Shadwick’s professional memberships include the National Education Association, Missouri National Education Association, the Riverview Gardens NEA Executive Board and Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education (MOACTE).
In accounting for her subsequent success, she credits the joy she feels in watching children grasp the concepts she has taught them and has forged personal friendships with many of her former pupils. Her goal in the coming years is to continue doing what she is doing in the field of education and to contribute to the lives of more students to enable her to help students be successful.
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