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My Name is Michele Schaffer, and I live in New Albany with my husband, Allen. We have four children who are graduates of New Albany High School. David: Class of 2015, Andrew: Class of 2019, Christopher: Class of 2022, and Kaytlin: Class of 2023.
I attended Hiram College where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Elementary Education and Special Education. I earned my Master’s Degree from Webster University in St. Louis. I have also completed postgraduate coursework to obtain my reading endorsement as well as completing training in both Orton-Gillingham and Structured Teaching.
After taking a number of years away from teaching to stay home with my children, I joined the New Albany Staff as an educational assistant in 2012. In 2016, I was provided the wonderful opportunity to transition to an Intervention Specialist position, which I have held since that time.
When I’m not at school, you will find me enjoying time with my family, reading, or volunteering. I serve as the Vice-President of Programming for Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support, Inc., a non-profit that supports families living with a diagnosis of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), a rare neuromuscular condition my son, Andrew, was diagnosed with at birth. I plan a conference for about 700 people every summer.
I look forward to getting to know your child, and I’m looking forward to a great year!