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Principal's Message




Shaffer Students L.E.A.D. (Learn, Excel, Achieve, and Dream)


A Message from Dr. Deborah M. Vereen, Principal:

Greetings and welcome to the 2013 - 2014 school year.


Nearly 290 children attend Shaffer Elementary School.  Consistently noted for academic excellence, our school is also safe and caring. All of our teachers and staff members share the pride of working together with our parents and community as "A Team Committed To Excellence" to make the educational experience as positive and dynamic as possible for each child.


Students enrolled in kindergarten through grades six attend Shaffer Elementary School. The mission of Shaffer is that the school is "dedicated to ensuring that each child has equal access to all school wide educational programs and resources by providing the highest standards of quality teaching from the instructional and support staff."

Teachers use the very best instructional practices in order to service the individualized learning needs of our students. Our support staff contribute to that process. Various interventions provided within our school function to support unique student needs. The variety of student incentive programs help to celebrate student success as well as to encourage our learners to excel academically and behaviorally as well as to make positive educational choices. Our unique child-oriented activities make learning fun at school.

We encourage parents to be active participants in their child's education, especially by participating in the variety of family oriented events at Shaffer. Our school calendar provides parents with the dates of these wonderful opportunities. The Parent Resource Center at our school also provides families with many different supports that will assist them in their daily lives. We will be working very hard to servicing some of your family needs right here at school!

Please feel free to notify me or the school to schedule a conference to meet with us as needed. Very helpful resource materials are available below for your careful review. Thank you for choosing the Shaffer Elementary School.



"A school can create an environment so potent that for at least six hours a day it can override everything else in the lives of children."

                                                         Ron Edmonds






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