I welcome you to the 2018/2019 School Year here at Shaffer School. My name is Ray Bailey and I will be your student's teacher for Mathematics, STEM, Science, and Physical Education. This is my 33rd year in public education and I am excited to be blessed with classes filled with new and returning students. I look forward to helping your student take ownership of their own education in this rapidly changing world. Never before have so many opportunities lay ahead of this upcoming generation. I have an open door policy and welcome your questions and/or concerns at any time.
My classes are structured for student success and to help parents build an educational relationship with their student. Thanks to the availability of modern technology, parents have the ability to monitor their child's education. Your child's grades will be transparent such that you can check on their daily progress at any time by logging in to the GradeBook portal. Also, parents can check on daily assignments in all subject areas by viewing my teacher page on the school's website. This technology will help you, as a parent, to work with your student on issues of use of class time, responsibility of completing assignments, and test preparation as we work together to prepare your child for their soon-to-be high school years.
I would also like to let you know a little bit about my educational background and work experience. I received my B.S. Degree in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University with minors in Natural Resource Management and Native American Studies. I also attended Graduate School at California State University, Chico where I received my Life Science Single Subject Credential and Multiple Subjects Credential. In addition, I have been fortunate to have a second career working 26 summer seasons with the U.S. Forest Service Eagle Lake Ranger District in Wildlife Biology and Fire. During this time, I have had an opportunity to be involved in research involving Aspen DNA Delineation, Osprey, Bald Eagles, Mule Deer, Pronghorn, Spotted Owls, Black Bear, Flammulated Owls, Sandhill Cranes, Bats, and Peregrine Falcons to name a few. I look forward to sharing these experiences with your student.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime as we work together to help your student achieve their goals and potential.