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Shafer Elementary

​​​Student Support Services

​Academic Support, ESL, Dyslexia, GT

​Academic Support

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Keri Henry
Team Leader/Academic Support Reading
My name is Keri Henry and I’m excited to begin my ninth year as a Shafer Knight! I have been teaching since I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1990, where I earned a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood. I have always wanted to be a teacher! I hope to inspire the lifelong love of reading in the students that I teach. When not in the classroom I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, and visiting my daughters in college. I am looking forward to seeing all of our Shafer Knights soon.​
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Amanday Dowdy
Academic Support Math
​Hello Shafer Knights! My name is Amanda Dowdy and I am super excited to begin my 20th year in education!  It’s truly the best job ever!  This will be my 8th year at Shafer Elementary.   I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.  Eat ‘em up Kats!    As a Math Academic Support Teacher it is my hope to foster a love of all things math.  I strive to support and grow a healthy math mindset in students and I want every child to know they are a mathematician!   In my free time, I enjoy traveling to the hill country to visit family, spending time outside working in my yard, crafting with my daughter (5th grader), dinner with friends, and listening to live music.   I am looking forward to another awesome year at Shafer Elementary!
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Hailee Davis
Academic Support Reading
​Hello Shafer Knights! My name is Hailee Davis. I am excited to begin my 14th year of teaching. I absolutely love Shafer and this community and was honored to join the staff when we opened the school in 2012.  I’ve enjoyed teaching reading and writing to all grades from kindergarten to 7th grade over the years. I graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. In my classroom, I desire for my students to feel safe, loved, and capable of great things. I hope they learn to love the challenge because they have the necessary tools to succeed. In my free time, I love traveling to Colorado with my husband and daughter, volunteering at our church, reading, and practicing my hand lettering skills. I also enjoy being active and a good weight lifting workout. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with you and your sweet child!

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Gwyn Ingram
​My name is Gwyn Ingram and I am beyond excited to start my 13th year of teaching. I graduated with my bachelors degree from Houston Baptist University. I am honored to be a part of the original team that opened Shafer and am so grateful for the opportunity to walk alongside so many families. My first Shafer class of 3rd graders will be graduating high school this year, I can’t believe it! In my years at Shafer I have taught 3rd and 4th grade. While I have a passion for math and science, I am very excited to join the Challenge team this year and cannot wait for the adventure that awaits us! I am so excited to explore astronomy, architecture, and archaeology, continuing to be a life-long learner. I just celebrated my 15th wedding anniversary with my best friend Mike. We have two AMAZING kiddos, Micah and Elena. They are both part of the Shafer family as well! We love to spend time outdoors and traveling whenever we can. We enjoy hunting, fishing, and soaking up the beautiful nature wherever we find ourselves. I look forward to a wonderful year with you and your family!
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Becky Jordan
​Hello fabulous Shafer Knights! My name is Becky Jordan and I am beyond excited to begin my 17th year as an educator! I grew up in New Orleans and moved to Katy 10 years ago. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Orleans, with minors in child psychology and math, and my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. As a classroom teacher, I’ve taught kindergarten- 4th, as well as 6th-8th grade students with emotional and behavioral disorders, deaf education and art. I have been a Shafer Knight for the past 7 years, having taught Kinder and 3rd. I am honored to be entering my 4th year as a dyslexia interventionist teacher.  In my classroom, I strive to provide a student-centered environment that inspires lifelong learners who positively impact the world.  I have a special love and passion for teaching students who learn differently. My heart's passion is to teach struggling readers how to succeed, feel safe and loved, and to raise their self-confidence. In my free time, I enjoy attending musicals, jazz, blues, and Texas Red Dirt concerts. I also love gardening, sewing, interior design, and going to our beach house on Padre Island with my husband, our 5 amazing children, two beautiful grandchildren, and Marvin…he doesn’t know he’s a dog! 😊 I am overjoyed to have another amazing school year with you and your child, both teaching and learning from one another!​​
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Janel Pullin
​Hello! My name is Janel Pullin, and I cannot wait to begin the 2021 – 2022 school year at Shafer Elementary!!!

I graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in journalism/public relations. After working in the visual merchandising industry for a few years, I decided that education was my calling. During my years as an educator, I have been a classroom teacher for kindergarten through fourth grade, an elementary gifted and talented teacher, an instructional coach, and a reading intervention teacher. I am currently one of two dyslexia intervention teachers at Shafer.  In my classroom, my forever goal has been for my students to believe in their potential, feel loved, feel safe, and to value others.  

My husband and I moved to the Katy area ten years ago, and our daughter joined us a few years later after completing her studies. In my free time, I love to spend time with my wonderful family, my awesome friends, and my sweet dog, Amigo. I also enjoy reading, shopping in Gruene, open-air markets, spending time at the beach, supporting our hometown San Antonio Spurs, and cheering on the Baylor Bears! 

I am looking forward to an AMAZING school year with you and your wonderful child!!!

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Stacey Stokes
​My name is Stacey Stokes. I am excited to begin my 21st of teaching, my 9th year at Shafer, and my 7th year in Challenge/GT. I graduated from Texas Tech University - Wreck ‘Em Tech! - with a degree in Early Childhood and Child Psychology and received my masters in Educational Administration from Lamar University.  In my classroom, I strive to foster a love of learning, exploring the unknown, realizing the power of YET and building a sense of community. In my free time, I love reading and spending time with my family. My husband Jon and I have been married for 20 years and we have two daughters, Kathryn and Hannah. Kathryn (Katie) will be in 11th grade at Tompkins and Hannah will be in 8th grade at Tays. Both girls were part of the Shafer Elementary family. As a family, we love traveling, going to Broadway musicals in NYC, rock concerts, and being outdoors.  I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with you and your family.


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Jessica Mumey
Team Leader
​Hi! My name is Jessica Mumey, and I cannot wait to begin my 28th year of teaching and my 9th year at Shafer Elementary! I am the ESL ISST for 2nd grade. Previously, I taught preschool, 1st and 2nd grades, and I have worked in the district as a mentor to new teachers. I graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor's degree in child development and certification in elementary and early childhood education. I grew up in Katy, and my husband and I have raised 2 daughters here. In my free time, I like to read, crochet, be with my friends, and visit places with my family. I can not wait to start a new year and see your children in the building at Shafer Elementary!
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Stacey Holmberg
​Hi! My name is Stacey Holmberg.  I am the kindergarten and first grade ESL ISST. I cannot wait to begin my 30th year of teaching , 10th at Shafer Elementary. I graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialty in Early Childhood! I love working with student’s learning English, and helping them be successful in their classrooms. I love teaching kids to read and find their own love of reading. In my free time, I love traveling with my family. I also enjoy reading and movies. My husband and I have two grown sons.  The oldest will be graduating from college this fall and our youngest is in the US Navy and is an IT on a submarine.   

​​I am looking forward to working with your sweet children.

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Alisha Moore
​Hi! My name is Alisha Moore and I am the Third Grade  ESL ISST.  This will be my 30th year of teaching and  my 9th year at Shafer Elementary. I graduated from Baylor University (Sic’em Bears!) with a Bachelor's Degree in Education.  I love working with this fabulous group of teachers and I love learning from the students that I teach each year.  I try to make all of the students that I work with feel safe, welcomed and successful. I know I learn as much from them as they do from me! 

 I am  married to my college sweetheart,  Keith, and we have two daughters, Taylor and Macy. I have one grandson, Jayden, who  is a Second Grader here at Shafer. He calls me “Waddee” and I couldn’t love it any more! 
In my spare time, I love to read, watch  football, baseball or softball and travel. I am looking forward to finally seeing all of our Shafer Knights back  at school this year!

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Amanda Saldana

​Hello fabulous Shafer Knights!!! My name is Amanda Saldaña and I am in my 12th year of teaching, and I am the 4th Grade ESL ISST.  I graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. I am going on my 7th year here at Shafer Elementary. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 beautiful girls.  For fun I love running, playing basketball, and spending time with my family.  I am so excited about this upcoming school year!!! Being a teacher is such a wonderful joy of mine.  I feel very blessed to be able to work with children and watch them grow.  I believe every child can learn and it is our job as teachers to adjust our teaching to meet the needs of all our students. I truly believe that is what makes Shafer so special. I am so thankful to be a part of this wonderful school community and I look forward to another amazing school year working with my students!!!
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Natalia Repetto

​Hello! My name is Natalia Repetto. I am an ESL paraprofessional. I am originally from Argentina and have a degree in early childhood education, with a specialization in teaching a second language. I have been working as a teacher for twenty years and have had the opportunity to live in different countries where I learned various teaching methodologies. I moved to the United States with my husband and our three kids eight years ago. All three of my kids were students at Shafer and, through this experience, I fell in love with this beautiful school and its teachers. For me, working here is a way of giving back a little bit of everything that the school did for my kids and family. During the weekends, I also teach Spanish in a private school in Houston. In my free time, I like to cook and spend time with my family.

I firmly believe that when children feel that their teachers care about them, they learn faster and better. I love working with kids and finding creative ways to help them learn, have fun, and believe in themselves. I have a passion for what I do and try to do my best every day. 
I can’t wait to start my third year in this great school that I love with all my heart!

Lilly Hue

​Hi, my name is Lilly Hue, I’m excited to join the ESL team at Shafer this year! I believe every child is unique and deserves a caring, inspiring, and engaging atmosphere in which to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially. My goal is to help ESL learners succeed.  Before coming to Shafer, I have worked as a teacher substitute and teacher assistant in another school district.   In my free time, I enjoy trying out new cooking recipes, singing and spending time with family and friends.  I’m looking forward to a wonderful school year and can’t wait to make new friends and memories!​

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