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Mr. Shaffer

    Welcome to the 20/21 school year!!  My name is Michael Shaffer (Coach Shaffer) and this is my third year in the Deer Valley School District and my third 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 14th 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 3 year here in Deer Valley and will be the boys jr. high head basketball coach for my third 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!!