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Shafer Elementary

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​​1st Grade

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Lauren Hart
Team Leader
​Hi! My name is Lauren Hart, and I cannot wait to begin my 5th year of teaching at Shafer Elementary and 3rd year in 1st grade. I graduated from Texas A &M WHOOP!! with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Between teaching at Shafer and years prior, I have taught in first, second, third and fourth grade! Each one is uniquely special. Our Shafer 1st grade classroom is filled with a love for learning while creating an environment where students feel safe, loved, and successful. We become a family in our classroom. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, be outdoors, and take naps. My husband, Charley, and I have been married for 11 years and have two sweet kiddos who go to Shafer and a furry pup, named Remy! I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with you and your sweet child!
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Liz Becker
​​​Howdy! My name is Elizabeth (Liz) Becker. I was born and raised in Houston. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business from Texas A&M University. I am excited to begin my 25th year of teaching in Katy ISD! I have taught 2nd, Kindergarten and 1st grade at Hayes, Kilpatrick, Holland and Shafer Elementary.  My passion is teaching kids to be lifelong learners with character and integrity. 
 My greatest joy is being a mom to my daughter Campbell (5th grade) and stepson Robby (Senior). I am married to Robert who works as a Senior Legal Investigator for Harris County. We enjoy spending time at our family ranch working cattle, horses, listening to live music and just relaxing in the country. 
I am looking forward to a wonderful year! Let’s have some fun!



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Laura Callen
​​​Hi!  My name is Laura Callen, and I cannot wait to begin my 9th year of teaching at Shafer Elementary!  I graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  I love teaching and building a family atmosphere in my classroom.  First grade is a magical time of learning, growing, and creating lasting friendships and memories! 
 
I’m a native Texan and my husband Floyd and I share our home with our 2 fur babies, Benji and Jack.  We live on 2 acres and enjoy the peace and quiet, while watching the ducks swim in the pond.  We love football, baseball, and music.  We have a big family with lots of love and laughter! 
 
I am looking forward to spending the school year with you and your sweet child and creating great memories!




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Eva-Marie Dunn
​​​Hi! My name is Eva-Marie Dunn, and I cannot wait to begin my 7th year of teaching first grade at Shafer Elementary. I graduated from University of Houston with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education! In my classroom, I hope to create an environment where students feel safe, loved, valued and find their love for learning. First grade is my favorite age group. They love fiercely and always have fun!

I am married to my wonderful husband Chris, and we have an adorable three year old little girl, Emma. We also have two dogs, Lucy and Pearl. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, cook and read.

I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with you and your sweet child!



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Kim Hansen
​Hello!  My name is Kim Hansen, and this will be my 19th year of teaching.  I can’t wait to begin my 9 year of teaching 1st Grade at Shafer Elementary. 

I was born and raised in Houston and graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in Elementary Education. (Hook’em Horns!)  I’m the proud mom of three grown children.  I love going to the beach, spending time with my family, and working in my yard.

In my classroom I strive to create not only a love for learning but a community that values kindness, empathy, joy, and respect.  I’m looking forward to a wonderful school year with you and your sweet child!



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Lindsay Hennings
​Hi! My name is Lindsay Hennings, and this will be my 11th year of teacher, 8th here at Shafer. I am from Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University!! GEAUX TIGERS! In all my years of teaching I have taught in K,1st, 2nd, as well as reading intervention in K-3. This will be my 5th year teaching 1st grade. First grade is truly magical. I love watching my students light up when they learn something new. Our classroom is full of fun, laughter, and learning. We become a family.  In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, watch movies, and decorate all the things. I have been married to my husband Andrew for 14 years and we have 4 amazing kiddos.  I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with you and your sweet child!​
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Amy Keim
​Hi! My name is Amy Keim, and I am excited to begin my 16th year of teaching in Katy ISD! This will be my 7th year teaching First Grade at Shafer Elementary. I love teaching the little ones and seeing their excitement for learning each day! I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing – Go Pokes! I have a wonderful husband who is a teacher at Tays Jr. High, and 2 little boys – Beau (4th Grade) and Camden (2nd Grade). In my free time, I love to go running and spend time with friends and family. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with you and your sweet child!
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Kristin Tinsley
​Hi!! My name is Kristin Tinsley, and I can’t wait to begin my 30th year of teaching and my 10th year at Shafer.  I graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a Bachelor's degree in Education. In my classroom, I strive to foster a love for all subjects while creating an environment where students feel safe, loved and successful. 

In my free time, I love to travel and I’m an avid crossfitter. 
I have 3 wonderful children. My oldest son is a graduate from the University of Wyoming, my middle son just recently graduated with an Electrician degree and is getting married in September and my youngest daughter is a junior at Texas State studying nursing. I have been married for 33 years.

I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with you and your sweet child!!




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