Plano Academic and Creative Education (PACE) & Advanced Academics
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)
Advanced Academics (Brain Gym)
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
- Popcorn (Sweet & Salty)
- Dark Chocolate
Favorite School Drinks (Not Sonic)
- Diet Coke
- Starbucks: Iced Green Tea Lemonade
Favorite Sonic Drink
Water with Lemon
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Bonus School Supplies
- Fun Stickers for Kids
- Flower Gardening
Birthday (Month and Day)
- June 12th