Phone: 717-334-6254 press 5, X1606
Degrees and Certifications:
Psychology, B. S. Elementary Education Certification, PA English as a Second Language Certification, PA Reading, M. S. Curriculum and Instruction, M. S. Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Certification
Mrs. Laura Shafer
Welcome to Mrs. Shafer's webpage. I have been working at James Gettys Elementary School for 8 years as a Reading Specialist. I work very closely with classroom teachers, other Reading Specialists, and our principal, Mrs. Harrison, to identify students who would benefit from targeted instruction in the reading. I also work in some classrooms during the English Language Arts block to deliver core reading instruction in the classroom. Another important part of my job is as a Reading Recovery teacher. For this part of my job, I work individually with first grade students, teaching them to read and write while having the opportunity to focus on their particular needs. Beyond my teaching of students, I also work as a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader to train other teachers from schools who are implementing Reading Recovery. But the part of my work at James Gettys that I LOVE the most is watching the students of James Gettys maximize their potential.
My schedule varies throughout the year based on the specific needs across the grade levels.