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Subjects Taught
American Literature, English 10



I am super excited to be teaching English at White Pine HS this year! I hope to help every student discover their potential as readers and writers. 

Recently having moved to Ely from New York City, I can't wait to learn more about my students, their families and the community! Before arriving in Nevada, I was working as a member of an elite teaching collective for the NYC Department of Education, specializing in 6th grade E.L.A. and teaching English as a New Language. I have a Masters of Letters in Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Columbia University. I grew up going to public school in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside the nation's capital. I love film and photography, rock climbing, singing and acting, and travelling – my favorite spots are Umbria, Italy; Tambopata, Peru; and the American Southwest. 

Can't wait for a brilliant year!

-Ms. Schaffer