Introducing Shanti Elliott,
Service Learning Manager
It is an honor to introduce myself as the Service Learning Manager in the Social Science & Civic Engagement Department. A former high school English teacher with strong community networks and a special interest in reflective and restorative practices in education, I look forward to working with teachers across the disciplines, developing authentic project-based learning. I am grateful that Lauren Woods, who skillfully supported teachers for years as Service Learning Coordinator, mentored me through my first month on the job. It is great to be able to partner with Lauren in her new role as WE Schools Manager of Educational Partnerships.
Students’ civic participation is vital to democratic life in our country and our city, and the Social Science & Civic Engagement Department is here to support teachers and organizations engaging young people as powerful leaders, researchers, artists, partners, and change makers in the community. We have terrific cross-curricular resources, professional development offerings, and other supports for dynamic community-based learning, and we welcome new suggestions, questions, and learning opportunities.
Please reach out by email or phone -- or come to Shanti’s Office Hours at Sip Coffee, every other Thursday, between 4pm and 6 pm at 1223 W. Grand. Sip Office Hours will begin Thursday, October 6.