Riffenburgh Elementary School

1320 East Stuart Street Fort Collins CO 80525
Principal: Melanie Mierzwa
Phone:(970) 488-7935 Fax:(970) 488-7937 Attendance: (970) 488-7936

Mrs. Lisa Schaeffer

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About Me
How many years have you been doing your job? How many years at Riffenburgh?: 

Hello, my name is Lisa Schaeffer and  I am so excited to be teaching first grade at Riffenburgh Elementary this year!    I have spent the past 14 years in the Adams 12 School district,  teaching first grade for 9 years, and instructional coaching for the past  5 years.

What I love most about teaching is…: 

Supporting students as they ask questions, seek answers, and become advocates for their own learning.

My favorite children's book or author is...: 

Too many to pick just one!  But I love author's that provide the opportunity for engaging character voices such as Mo Willems.

My hometown is...: 

Worcester, MA to Wooster, Ohio then Broomfield, CO to Fort Collins!

My Interests & Hobbies include...: 

I love seeking out adventures both inside the classroom and out.  When I am not at school, you will find me with my husband and two boys running, hiking, skiing, and traveling.

My Classroom
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First Grade

About My Classroom: 

At Riffenburgh, I love the beliefs and structures of the IB model that guide students to be well-rounded global thinkers and problem solvers.  I strive to support students as they find their own passions in education and learn to be advocates for themselves and others.