Jan Shaffer

To better meet the needs of their economically disadvantaged students, Ms. Shaffer and her partners observe classrooms in the Brazosport Independent School District, which successfully helped more than 90 percent of its students meet Texas state standards. These teachers, who represent each grade level at Brentwood Elementary School, share the practices they observe in three Brazosport elementary schools with their colleagues. To improve student achievement, Ms. Shaffer and her partners mentor colleagues in the use of test data to plan and assess instruction.