EACS Welcomes Dr. Michael Shaffer
With a start 27 years ago in a mission school for Appalachian students in Southeast Kentucky, Dr. Michael Shaffer has served in seven schools as a principal in all levels K-12 and for one year as an Assistant Superintendent prior to coming to East Allen. Shaffer says the thing that most fuels his interest is in “reaching students often thought of as unreachable”.
In addition to school administration, Dr. Shaffer has been an Assistant Professor in Ball State's Educational Leadership department and has trained principal interns for the last eight years. He also teaches motorcycle safety classes through the Department of Education and ABATE of Indiana, and serves on Scholastic Book Fair's national Principal Advisory Board. Shaffer started a book club for boys (BC4Boyz) which had 100 members at Lincoln Elementary and gave boys the chance to skip recess one Friday every other week and talk about books! Through Scholastic Book Fairs, Shaffer has been instrumental in getting boys' book clubs started all across the country!
Dr. Shaffer will serve as the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction for East Allen.