• Plano Academic and Creative Education (PACE) & Advanced Academics

Phone: 469-752-3184


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor Degree in English Masters in Education Graduate work in Gifted Education Certified 1-8 English and General Education Certified ESL Certified Gifted and Talented Education

Ms. Sherre Shafer


I grew up in a suburb of Chicago, moved to Oklahoma City during college, and then moved to Texas.  I left a successful career in business to pursue teaching, since teaching children to think has always been a dream.  Before teaching in Plano ISD, I taught in Richardson ISD.

I truly have the best job in the world – working with children.  It is so much fun working with students from all grade levels, challenging them to reach for their potential, and helping them develop the joy of lifelong learning.

I enjoy traveling. I’ve been to Canada, Japan, Peru, Uganda, Guatemala, Mexico, Europe, Israel, and Greece as well as many States in the USA.  In my free time, I enjoy nature, movies, photography, being with friends and family, and playing with my cats, Maynard and Joey.

  • PACE/Brain Gym Class Schedule by Grade Level (2023-2024)





    First Grade: 



    Second Grade: 


    Third Grade: 



    Fourth Grade: 



    Fifth Grade:  



    Advanced Academics (Brain Gym)

    Monday  TBD

    Tuesday TBD

    Wednesday TBD

    Friday  TBD

  • Contact Information

    You may contact me on my Shepard classroom phone or email at any time and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

    My conference time changes daily. Please see the schedule below.

    Monday 10:50 am - 11:45 am 

    Tuesday and Wednesday 11:50 am – 12:40 pm

    Thursday 10:40 am – 11:30 am

    Friday 7:50 am – 8:25 am and 1:00 pm – 1:25 pm

  • What Are We learning?

    PACE Units Fall

    1st grade – Be Creative

    2nd grade – Bloom With Books

    3rd grade – Logic and Reasoning

    4th grade – Leadership

    5th grade – Law

    PACE Units Spring

    Kindergarten  - Think About it

    1st grade  - Be Creative

    2nd grade - Coding

    3rd grade – Genius Hour

    4th grade – Robotics

    5th Grade – Stock Market Game

  • What is PACE?

    PACE stands for Plano Academic and Creative Education and is the cornerstone of the district's gifted and talented education program and serves students in kindergarten through graduation.

    To learn more about the P.A.C.E. program, please visit the PISD Gifted Education / PACE website

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Popcorn (Sweet & Salty)
    • Dark Chocolate
    • Nuts

    Favorite School Drinks (Not Sonic)

    • Diet Coke
    • Starbucks: Iced Green Tea Lemonade

    Favorite Sonic Drink 

    • Water with Lemon

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Starbucks

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • Amazon
    • Starbucks

    Bonus School Supplies

    • Fun Stickers for Kids


    • Flower Gardening
    • Traveling

    T-Shirt Size

    • Large

    Favorite Color

    • Green
    • Purple

    Favorite Scents

    • Vanilla
    • Citrus

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • June 12th