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Welcome to the 21/22 school year!! My name is Michael Shaffer (Coach Shaffer) and this is my 4th year in the Deer Valley School District and my 4th year here at Stetson Hills Elementry. I am proud to be a stallion and be a part of this team of teachers.
This is my 15th year teaching. I started at a private school (Rancho Solano) There I tought P.E. in grades k-4. I also was the assistant Jr. high football and basketball coach.
The next 10 years I was in the Peoria School District. Here I tought P.E. in grades k-8. I was the assistant basketball coach for 3 years and then eventually the head coach. for the last 5 years.
Currently I am entering my 4th year here in Deer Valley and will be the boys jr. high head basketball coach for my 4th year.
My family moved to Phoenix in 1973 from Rochester, N.Y. when I was just 5. I attended elementary school in the Washington Elementary District k-8. For high school I went in the Glendale Union School District where I attended Cortez High School. Go COLTS!!! From there I attended Ottawa University where I recieved my bachelors in Public Administation. After a back surgery I was forced to change careers. This is what led me to teaching P.E. I have always loved sports and kids so here I am.
I am an advid sports fan. SUNS, COYOTES, CARDINALS, DIAMONDBACKS, and of course the SUN DEVILS!!