- Grade School Teacher
- 773.465.2662 x8323
Born and raised in the Midwest, Andrea is a graduate (in 1994) of the Sunbridge College Extension Program. She also completed the five-year Spatial Dynamics program which trains movement teachers in Waldorf Schools. She holds a BA in Communications and Film Production from the University of Iowa and a minor in African-American studies. Andrea has 24 years’ experience as an early childhood and grade school teacher, a gym teacher, and middle and high school coach at the Chicago Waldorf School.
Ms. Shaffer has held several faculty leadership roles at CWS, including Grade School Level Chair, Athletic Director, and Co-Chair of the Inclusion and Diversity Committee. In her time as an educator, Andrea has developed a remarkably strong and natural ability to work with students of differing learning styles. She brings a depth of experience and a dedication to Waldorf education that supports our entire school community.