My name is Ms. Nettie Shafer and I am a Highly Qualified Instructional Assistant with the Wake County Public School System. I worked with 1st grade students at Conn Elementary School for 5 years and I worked at Dillard Drive Elementary for 5 years, working with all grade levels (K-5), as well as being a Highly Qualified Instructional Assistant with the ECS-Special Education classroom for 1 year before coming to Yates Mill Elementary 3 years ago. I feel I have found my new home here at Yates Mill Elementary.
I make my home here in Raleigh but was born and raised in New Jersey. I have been blessed to have 2 grown children, a son and a daughter. I have one grandson who is beginning his second year of college (FANTASTIC!).
I love working with children of all ages and I am happiest when I'm watching them as they are learning and growing in the classroom.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, watching old movies or reading a good book. My idea of a relaxing get away is spending time in the mountains during the Autumn of the year and sitting on a sandy beach watching the sun set and the stars and moon appear to light up the evening sky.
I am very excited about meeting and spending the school year with you and your children. We will make this a wonderful beginning as your child takes their first step toward their future.
Yates Mill Elementary is a wonderful place and atmosphere to work. We are a family who work together for the good of our students and each other. I am excited about meeting and spending the year with you and your children. This will be a wonderful year setting the foundation for your child's education!