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Springfield High School

101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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"Choose a job that you love, and you'll never work a day in your life."

I have had many different jobs starting with babysitting when I was 10 years old, then in fast food, retail, banking, insurance, and just about every level of education - preschool, middle school, and now high school. I've even taught at the college level a few times. It took me 10 years to complete my Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Columbia College, while working full time and being a mother of twins. Another 7 years after that, I earned my teacher credentials from McKendree University. Every job experience in my life led me to teaching and I considered this my dream job even though I originally didn't plan on teaching as a career. I believe we can learn something from every person we meet if we choose to make a connection. Every class, activity, job, and all the people in your life, will help lead you the career you are meant to have. In my personal life, I live north of Springfield, in the middle of corn and bean fields, with two cats. My daughters both work in the medical field, and I spend as much time with them and the rest of my family as possible. I'm looking forward to getting to know my students virtually, and hopefully irl (in real life) in the near future. 

~ Mrs. Shafer

Remote Learning is hard for everyone...

News 2 days ago If you are overwhelmed, stressed, having a bad day, or all of the above, it's ok to ask for help. A good resource is the Senator Support Site for students and families. Senator Support Site&nb

Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

News 2 days ago Sports & Entertainment Marketing students, want to up your game? Have you ever considered a career in the...

Look Who's Hiring Week of September 14, 2020

News 4 days ago ​​​​​ Red Robin Hobby Lobby Chick-Fil-A Menard’s Head West Krispy Kreme Chipotlé Ruler Foods ACE Hardware Helpful hints: G

Week 3

News 4 days ago First of all, I want to thank all parents/guardians who are helping your kids stay on track whether you're at home...


News Sep 3 LOOK WHO'S HIRING - September 3, 2020 Walgreens – Iles Ave Kohls Krispy Kreme Wal-Mark – N. Dirksen Pkwy Store #3210 Ruler Foods Red Robin – Hostess, Dishwashers, Servers Noodles & Co. MCL


News Aug 31 Even if you already read my Welcome post, I have updated it to clarify some information and added new information....


News Aug 29 **PLEASE NOTE this post has been edited and updated as of 8/31/2020 at 11:30am. Welcome to virtual learning at Springfield High School with me, Mrs. Shafer! If anyone had told me we would begin school 100% online in 2020, I would have laug

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