About Ms. Shaffer

Hello! My name is Emma Shaffer and I am a Truckee native! This is my third year teaching! I am so excited to be working with fifth graders this year, and I really love teaching and working with kids.

I attended Truckee Elementary, Sierra Mountain Middle School, and Truckee High School during my K-12 journey. I have attended quite a few colleges but received my A. S. in Natural Science from Sierra College, and my B. A. in English from University of Nevada Reno. I finishing my teaching credential through the Cal State TEACH program (online) through Fresno State.  


Who lives in my house?

I currently live in Sierraville, CA next to my parents who are a huge help to me! I am a single mom to a six-year-old boy named Otto. We also have a seven-year-old cat named Pippo. We adopted him about three years ago from the Humane Society. He has no tail, and we don't know why, but we sure do love him!



When I'm not at school, I love to camp and play outside with my kid. I love to read and knit and cook. I love to listen to music and spend time with my family. 

I live on a steady diet of black coffee and optimism. I also golf from time to time.

In a previous life, I did PR and Marketing, so I have an appreciation for good writing and design!