Hello! My name is Holly Shafer, and I am very excited to be your student's 4th grade math and science teacher! This will be my 11th year in education, and my 2nd year teaching at Ford Elementary! I taught third grade last year, and I am looking forward to moving up to fourth grade this school year! We are going to have a wonderful year full of new friends, new adventures, and new discoveries. I grew up in Jarrell, Texas. After high school, I moved to Belton to attend the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2010. My husband and I currently live in Salado. We have 4 dogs (Zoe, Jax, Milo, and Sasha) and 2 cats (Callie and Mav). I also have a classroom gerbil named Theodore. My goal as an educator is to make a difference. I believe that students need meaningful experiences that apply to their daily lives. This includes a learner-centered classroom with hands-on activities, opportunities for verbal discourse, and a safe environment designed to engage, challenge, and inspire students to participate in higher-level learning and problem solving.
I am looking forward to a fabulous school year! Please follow us on Twitter @MrsShafer307