About Mikaela Schaffner...
Position: Technology Teacher
Hi! My name is Miss Schaffner and I am excited to be the technology specialist at San Marcos.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2022 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. I began working at San Marcos Elementary as the Technology Teacher during the 2022-2023 school year.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that education should focus on the student. Students learn through experimenting and experiencing, which builds a natural curiosity and urge to learn more. It is my belief that we should teach children how to think and advocate for themselves.
Knowledge is fluid. It changes through time and between cultures. The physical and cultural experiences that students have in and out of the classroom affects how that student interprets new information. It is my goal that students will be able to draw on their own prior knowledge and experiences to find meaning behind new experiences.