Nicole Shaffer

FORT SMITH: Nicole Shaffer will serve as the next principal of Fairview Elementary School. Mrs. Shaffer’s leadership experience includes four years as the assistant principal of Woods and Barling Elementary Schools and two years as the assistant principal of Cook Elementary School.

Her educational accomplishments include a Bachelors of Science in Education from Arkansas Tech, a Masters degree in Education from the University of Arkansas, and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas Tech. She is also a veteran of the Air Force, having served in the 188th Fighter Wing. Nicole’s enthusiasm, positive outlook, instructional background, and student focus are characteristics that we believe will contribute to her success in this new role.

 

“It is an honor to have been selected as the Principal at Fairview Elementary beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. Fairview has a long history of excellence, something that can be attributed to only having 4 principals since it was established. That being said, I have no doubt that I will witness and become part of great things at Fairview and Fort Smith Public Schools. Fairview is known for having strong relationships with the community and with its Partners in Education. I am looking forward to building relationships with each of these stakeholder groups.  As a building leader, my vision includes providing an exemplary education to all in the most genuine and inspiring environment. I feel this goes hand-in-hand with one of the established collective commitments by the Fairview staff. They committed to providing a positive school culture through words and actions so that everyone feels physically, emotionally, and intellectually safe.  I feel that Fairview has many outstanding opportunities for both students and staff to learn and grow in an inspiring and safe environment. In the short time since I was selected, I have visited Fairview a couple of times. The climate of the building and the personality of those I have already met made it feel like home. Everyone has been helpful, welcoming and friendly and I am excited to begin my next journey as a Fairview Falcon.”

“Mrs. Shaffer’s enthusiasm, positive outlook, instructional background, and student focus are characteristics that we believe will contribute to her success in this new role” said Dr. Brubaker.


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