Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me. My name is Susan Schaffer and this is my 17th year in education. I grew up and still reside in Gibbstown with my husband, Mike.
I have taught Middle School English Language Arts and Literacy for nine years at Guardian Angels Regional School and Paulsboro Junior High School. Prior to last year, I was the Chief School Administrator at Lower Alloways Creek School. My love for teaching, passion for education, and desire to make a difference in the classroom, specifically middle school, compelled me to make a change and return to teaching last year at WDMS.
I am very excited to be a part of the West Deptford Middle School community. To be a part of this community is something special. It is evident that there is pride that carries through our school hallways, into the classrooms, on the fields, and on the courts. Being an Eagle is so much more than wearing a shirt with a logo. It is pride in a community that cares about its students, school, and all that encompasses. It is the dedication to long-standing traditions and values that only come in a tight-knit community.
My classroom is a safe place for our students to grow and learn. I enable and encourage them to become productive parts of our community so that the traditions can continue and the pride can thrive.
As an educator, I understand the need for someone who is compassionate and understanding as well as firm and decisive. My relationships with my students, their parents, and the community is the cornerstone of my success and something in which I take pride. I was a 2014 Teacher of the Year and nominated twice by my colleagues for Professional of the Year.
Please feel free to reach out with any question, no matter how small. I am here to help make everyone's educational experience better.
I look forward to working with you.