Shawn Daniher

ELA Learning Leader

Shawn Daniher is an English Language Arts teacher and Learning Leader at Nelson Mandela High School. Throughout her nine years of teaching with the CBE, relationships have been the hinge point for gaining traction with personalization and detracking in grade10 programming. Shawn believes that it is essential for educators to be proactive, informed, and responsive to all our students' needs though effective collaborative efforts. When we are building capacity amongst peers, the catalyst for change is the positive, professional, supportive relationship. We must prepare and cultivate a school culture that is about learning, risk-taking, normalizing mistakes, and collaboration. Effective relationships empower individuals and teams to live in best practice, and that determines the success of any initiative or strategy.