Middle School Teacher of the Year 2016
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Sharon Schaeffer brought music into the lives of Yonkers children when she joined the instructional team at Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy in September 2007. In 2012, Sharon's instructional time was split between School 5 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, and in 2013 she moved into her current position at Paideia School 15 and Casimir Pulaski School.
Mrs. Schaeffer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Wagner College and a Master of Arts in Music Education from Hofstra University. She holds New York State Professional Certification in Music for grades kindergarten through twelfth as well as Orff-Schulwerk Certifications: Levels I and II.
Sharon and Marc Schaeffer are the proud parents of son Royce.
Mary Flaherty and Sharon Schaeffer are outstanding educators in their own right; each has uniquely contributed to academic, social and emotional growth of Pulaski students. Together they are Pulaski's dynamic duo with tireless energy, committed to integrating the performing arts into instruction and, more importantly, into the lives of children.