Abeer Shinnawi is an 18-year veteran middle school social studies teacher. Currently she is the Program Director for the not-for-profit organization Re-Imagining Migration. The organization works with schools to create developmentally appropriate, thematic and discipline aligned resources and curricula addressing the specific needs of immigrant children. She is also co-facilitator for The Collective, an affinity group for teachers of color in Baltimore County Public Schools. Abeer is a member of the teacher advisory group for the National Museum of the Native American. Including her and three other educators, she is also the founder of the Arab American Educators Network-AAEN.
She is a proud first-generation Palestinian American who grew up on the southside of Chicago and is also the founder of Altair Education Consulting, LLC an education consulting company.
Abeer is an alum of Lake Forest College who graduated with a degree in Education and History. She has a master’s degree in special education from the University of Phoenix, Admin I certification from Morgan State University.