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Director & Staff

ADMINISTRATION
THE DIRECTOR/FOUNDER
Dr. Robert Shafer has been involved in public and private educational programs for the past 33 years. His experiences ranges from preschool to high school level. He has served children in the Central Florida area an elementary and middle school classroom teacher, a program director for the YMCA, a guidance counselor and a school administrator. Dr. Robert Shafer has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida with a major in elementary education and minor in psychology. He holds his Master of Science degree from Nova University in human services administration, an education specialist degree in educational leadership from Nova University and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Barry University.
He has conducted  research in reading achievement, the development of drug awareness and prevention programs, and the effectiveness of success oriented instructions. Dr. Robert Shafer has participated in and presented workshops relating to educational psychological and family related issues.
THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Katherine Shafer as been involved in private educational programs for the past 28 years. Her experience ranges from the kindergarten level to the high school level. She has designed the Avalon School reading program and conducts the professional development for the Avalon Staff. The school is using The Units of Study in both Reading and Writing. The workshop format has allowed our students to make considerable gains in their reading and writing skills.
Katherine Shafer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Wisconsin Madison with a major in elementary and middle school education with a minor in science. She holds a Master Degree in Curriculum and Instructions from University of Phoenix.
THE STAFF
All teachers at Avalon School are skilled, caring professionals. All staff members have degrees and several are candidates for degrees. Beyond basic teaching of skills, concepts and applications, teachers maintain discipline and approach the learning situation in a positive and supportive manner.

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