Mrs. Laura Shafer

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.