Mrs. Ashton Shafer » Meet Ms. Shafer

Meet Ms. Shafer

Hello! Welcome to Ms. Shafer's class page! This is Ms. Shafer's seventh year teaching 1st grade at Hamilton. Prior to teaching at Hamilton, Ms. Shafer taught 3rd grade in Indiana.
Ms. Shafer grew up in Indiana and attended Indiana University. She majored in elementary education with an area of concentration in math, although she loves teaching literacy the most! Ms. Shafer currently has her bachelor's degree in elementary education. Ms. Shafer manages a structured student-centered classroom. She believes all students learn best when they have ownership in their learning, feel successful in their endeavors, and find content relevant to their lives. Encouragement and high expectations are common themes in Ms. Shafer's classroom. 
When not in the classroom, Ms. Shafer enjoys exploring her favorite city, trying new restaurants around Chicago, hanging out with her family (husband, David and son, Jackson), remodeling and decorating her house, working out, and vegging out.