Shafer began her teaching career in 1996 as a substitute and then part-time teacher.
She started teaching at Adams Elementary 4 years ago. Shafer was selected as Teacher of the Year because of her excitement about teaching and her ability to focus on the needs of each child in her classroom, from those who need extra support to those who need enrichment.
Shafer will now be nominated for Indiana Teacher.
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