Ms. Shafer - ELL

Hello My Name Is...

Mrs. Shafer



Welcome to My Classroom

I am so excited to be teaching at KIS this year!  I have been a teacher for 20 years.  I have taught in 5th, 2nd, and 1st grade classrooms.  I have a passion for teaching reading and writing skills!  This is my second year as an ESL teacher and I will share my enthusiasm and excitement for reading and writing with my students at KIS!

Feel free to contact me by email or by school phone at (704) 932-4161 ext. 182.


College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:

Miami University (of Ohio) - Bachelor of Science - Microbiology/Medical Technology

Wright State University - obtained Elementary Teaching Certificate

University of Dayton - Masters Degree - Technology in Education

NBCT  National Board Certification - 2003 (renewed 2013)


Educational Philosophy/Vision:

I believe all children can learn.  I also believe that all children are different and require special attention to meet their needs.  I promise to work hard to ensure that time spent with me in my classroom is optimized in order for students to improve their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in their classrooms so that they can become life-long learners.


What We are Studying:

Students will be speaking, reading, and writing with me at a level that is appropriate for their needs in order for them to better learn their specific grade level content skills in reading, math, science, and social studies.



Things parents/guardians can do to help:

Check homework folders and planners each night for important information. Please sign them each night.

Please read with your children every night!  Reading each night together is important in order to instill habits that encourage children to have a life-long love to learn!