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Educator Fellows for 2020-2021

Josh Ault

7th Grade, Texas History / Journalism, Dawson Middle School, Carroll ISD

A native Texan, Josh has a Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. He completed a teacher institute at Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, VA, and participated in a teacher development program with Limited Resource Teacher Training (LRTT) in Kathmandu, Nepal. Before becoming an educator, Josh was a journalist, working as a reporter/photographer for several television stations. He enjoys the outdoors (hiking, camping, and road trips) and has climbed Guadalupe Peak, the tallest point in Texas, twice.

Funding this fellowship opportunity has been provided to TAMI by the Texas Film Commission.

“I am so excited to be working with TAMI to better serve my students. I know using their archival videos in my lessons will enrich my activities and give my students a view of what different eras in Texas looked like. It will also allow me to create projects that impact my students in a more meaningful way and allow them to have the opportunity to research a wide range of topics. I hope my experience with TAMI will better assist other teachers in teaching more thoughtful lessons."


Ashly Shinde

8th Grade, US History Teacher, Dolph Briscoe Middle School, Northside ISD

Ashly has a Bachelor of Education degree with a focus in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology, both from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her career combines her love of teaching with the ways technology can connect and expand our world at the click of a button. She enjoys engaging 21st-century students in meaningful ways using technology as a partner, not a tool. Using apps like TikTok and Flipgrid is her jam.

“I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity to work with TAMI. I really look forward to helping educators across Texas gain access to relevant and interesting materials so that their students may foster a love of history!”


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