Welcome to the Sunshine Class!
Welcome to Kindergarten!
My name is Miss Shaffer and welcome to the Sunshine Class. I am looking forward to a year full of fun, learning, and bucket filling! Bucket filling is a term we will be using all year long. A bucket filler is someone who is helpful, kind, and caring to others. We are going to work hard to fill buckets rather than dip into buckets. Here at the KA, we believe in establishing a growth mindset in each and every student. They will be learning and practicing social skills such as the power of "yet", perseverance, mindfulness, and more! I can't wait to meet my new Sunshine friends and begin learning and growing together!
About Miss Shaffer
This is my 3rd year teaching at MASD and I am very fortunate to be part of such a great school district and team of educators. I was born and raised right here in Mechanicsburg and attended Cumberland Valley School District. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lock Haven University. I am currently working towards obtaining my Masters of Education Degree in Reading at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
I grew up a dancer for 17 years. I began dancing at Studio '91 when I was 5 years old until I was a senior in high school and was also a member of the Cumberland Valley High School dance team for all 4 years. I was also one of the Presidents of the dance program at Lock Haven University my senior year. I am currently and preschool and precompetitive dance instructor at AthElite Dance. I plan to incorporate dance and movement into my kindergarten class as a way keep our brains active and engaged. Along with dance, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and going on vacations to the beach and to Walt Disney World! I can't wait to learn all about each and every one of you this year! See you soon!