Principal’s Message

Dear Schaeffer Families and Community,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our school and the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year!  I am excited to join you on our journey together.  Our goal as a school is to foster the development of our future, which are our students!  The talented and dedicated faculty and staff will work hard to ensure the development of the whole child.  This includes not only the areas of academics and learning, but also the emotional and social development of every student.  Our focus must always be on meeting each child where he or she is and providing the supports and structures needed that allow him or her to reach their maximum potential.  The teachers in our school will balance the rigors of academics along with opportunities to foster creativity, responsibility and respect for others.

At Schaeffer, we embrace and welcome families to become involved in our school community.  I encourage you to look for ways to volunteer in classrooms, participate in school events, and become involved with our active PTO in planning and organizing events for our students.

As a school leader, I believe that everyone needs to be involved in educating our students.  This critical collaboration includes our students, faculty, parents, and community members.   Schaeffer is a great school and we have much to be proud of as a school and district.  I am excited to have this opportunity to serve the Schaeffer community and I look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year.  I am confident that we will continue to build on the already established strong traditions that make Schaeffer school so special.  It will be a great school year!


Christopher M. Zander