Barbara J. Shinovich



M.A., Indiana University, 1971
B.A., Indiana University, 1967

Certification Education of the Gifted and Talented K-12, Purdue University, 1986

Certification Secondary Education Spanish, Indiana University – Northwest, 1971

Honors and Awards

  • Inducted into Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honorary), Purdue University, 1968
  • Inducted into Pi Lambda Theta (Outstanding Scholarship & Professional Leadership), Indiana State Chapter, 1986 to present
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Hobart Rotary, 1986
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Hobart Chamber of Commerce, 2001
  • Inducted into Delta Kappa Gamma (Honor Organization for Outstanding Female Educators), Beta Sigma Chapter, 1990 to present
  • Inducted into La Sociedad Honoraria de Profesores de Español, IAATSP, 1989
  • Indiana Foreign Language – Teacher of the  Year (Secondary Level), Indiana FLTA, 1990-1991
  • La Profesora del Año El Nivel Secundario, Indiana AATSP, 1990-1991
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1992 & additional years
  • IAATSP Chapter’s nominee for the AATSP National Outstanding Spanish Teacher Award-1992
  • Nominated for the National Disney Teacher of the Year Award-1992
  • Outstanding Voice of Democracy Coordinator, VFW Post 5365-1994-1995 (Her Student was the Indiana Voice of Democracy State Champion and competed in National Finals in Washington, D.C.)


PURDUE SECONDARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE CHECKLISTS - Checklist of the characteristics of the Gifted Foreign Language Student, copyrighted 1986 by Purdue University Gifted Education Resource Center, West Lafayette, Indiana. 
This checklist is currently used in Gifted & Talented Education Classes on the Identification of the Gifted.  Along with checklists in other academic disciplines it was presented by Dr. John Feldhusen, a distinguished authority on giftedness, at the World Conference on Giftedness. (Trillium Press Publication)