AKRON – According to an official press release from the Indiana Department of Education, a teacher from Tippecanoe Valley High School has been named as a “Top 25” finalist for the Indiana Teacher of the Year.
Cami Shriver has been a special education teacher at Tippecanoe Valley High School for 15 years. After graduating from Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2008, she didn’t hesitate to return to her hometown in order to begin her teaching career, according to a news release from Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.
Since coming to Valley, she has helped her school incorporate more inclusive practices and help facilitate a better understanding of special education practices at a whole school level. She has been instrumental in helping create a culture of understanding and an appreciation of what makes each individual person unique.
One of her greatest joys is watching her students graduate and go out in the community, the release states. Over her career, Shriver has served in a variety of leadership roles from student council advisor to a member of the school improvement team. She loves being a part of the Valley family and can often be found at a school event cheering on the Vikings.
Cami and her husband, Dave, reside on their family farm with their two children, Delaney, 13, and Tucker, 11.