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101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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About me...

This is my 16th year in Springfield Public Schools and my 21st year in a classroom. I have worked at many different jobs starting with babysitting when I was about 12 years old. There's an old John Lennon song with the line "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." Ironically, I didn't originally plan to be a teacher, but it turns out, this is my favorite job and the one I've been doing the longest! My educational philosopy is that school is practice for students' future jobs. You learn something from every single job you work, and you never know what will happen in your life that will eventually lead you to your lifelong career. In my personal life, my husband and I live north of Springfield, in the middle of corn and bean fields, with our two cats. Our 4 adult children are more or less on their own. I hope to get to know each one of you as an individual, and that we learn at least one thing from each other. ~Mrs. Shafer

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