A treasure to Bais Chaya Mushka for more than two decades, Morah (teacher) Shoshana Braude provides a safe, nurturing environment for her first grade students to excel academically and socially. Mrs. Braude builds a solid foundation of her students’ Jewish education while instilling a love of learning and a confidence in reaching their highest potential. She does so through innovative programs like the Nurtured Heart Approach, S'cool Moves, Bal-A-Vis-X, Brain Gym, and Sand Tray Therapy that strengthen the connection between body and mind. In all of her methods, Mrs. Braude uses a strengths-based approach to motivate her students. Positivity is also a focus in her regular engagement with parents – all to enhance the growth and development of the whole child. Mrs. Braude applies the same principles of lifelong learning to her own craft, attending professional development workshops and trainings as well as personally researching methods to remain on the cutting edge in meeting the real-time needs of her students.
Note: This biography was current at the time this educator received the Award