The Presidential Award is a prominent award bestowed on educators. Receiving the award is a great honor which exemplifies the excellence and dedication demonstrated in classrooms each and every day. It serves as a constant reminder to seek out opportunities for professional development in an effort to improve. This award serves to encourage educators like myself that are truly passionate about meeting the varying needs of the students they teach.

Shabre Providence Kingshill, VI | K-6, Mathematics, 2016

The official biography below was current at the time of the award.

Shabre Providence has been teaching for 17 years, and has been at her current school, Ricardo Richards Elementary School, for 12 years. She has taught mathematics and other subjects to first, fourth, and fifth graders, and currently teaches at the fourth grade level. Shabre closely collaborates with her grade-level peers in an effort to ensure that maximum opportunities to learn are available in each lesson presented. She has conducted multiple professional development workshops, providing her colleagues with new and invigorating ideas for incorporating technology in the classroom. Her classroom environment can best be described as stimulating. Technology is used to enhance skills currently being developed. Mathematics stations are utilized to provide her students with a fun and innovative avenue to aid in mastering Common Core State Standards. Shabre was recognized as the 2013–2014 St. Croix District Teacher of the Year, and subsequently received the distinguished Virgin Islands State Teacher of the Year award for 2014. Shabre earned a B.S., magna cum laude, in elementary education from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a M.S. in elementary reading and literacy from Walden University. She is currently working on her doctoral degree in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She is certified in elementary education and reading education.