LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Beth Shobe

Position: Ninth Grade Science Teacher
School: Churchill Junior High School
School District: East Brunswick Public Schools
City, State: East Brunswick, NJ

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Beth Shobe was nominated by her former colleague, Kelly Grotrian.

Ms. Shobe is a long-time educator at East Brunswick Public Schools who lives and breathes her students, her colleagues, her district, and her field of science. She has worked with students in grades 8-12 and has acted as the Chief Building representative for her colleagues while serving as a 9th grade science teacher at Churchill Junior High School. In addition to serving her students, she mentors new teachers, is actively involved with the Teacher Leadership program, and serves as a dedicated union representative and all-around advocate for students and staff.

Ms. Shobe's colleagues feel her support in her willingness to lend a helping hand and work towards achieving more for the students in her district. Most recently, she took over as the lead director for the second annual East Brunswick EdCamp - Exit 9.

"Beth will tell you it was a successful event because of the support she had from administrators, staff, and the overall community - but I know the event was a success because of the great leadership from Beth," said Grotrian.

Ms. Shobe is a fearless educator who will always do what is in the best interest of her students and her colleagues. She "bleeds green" (school color) and understands that it takes compromise and heart to be successful as a leader. Again, in addition to her assigned teaching duties, she mentors new teachers and acts as the Chief Building representative who supports all staff members, not just teachers.

"Beth is the most out-going educator I have ever met, and she gives 150% to her profession. To her, it's not a job, but a way of life, and she loves the life she lives," said Grotrian.

Comments (2)

Joe Sampson Posted 2 months ago

I had the pleasure of Beth Shobe mentoring me as a student years ago as she had such a positive impact on my life. Not only did she help me improve as a student, Beth also shaped me into the person I am today by allowing me to feel open and comfortable learning new things. I am beyond thankful for the experience.

Elizabeth Soder Posted over a year ago

Beth is a pleasure to work for and with because she sees the strengths in everyone. She is not competitive - instead she is team-oriented and celebrates everyone’s unique value. When those around her are succeeding, she celebrates their successes; and when they need support she gives it or networks until she finds it. She is not only motivated but motivational too.