principal's corner

Dr. Shundria Shaffer is the principal - instructional leader of Linwood Elementary School. Her educational journey began in the Jackson Public School District where she graduated from Murrah High School. Additional educational ventures include a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Jackson State University, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and an Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College as well as a Ph.D. in Elementary, Middle and Secondary Educational Administration from Mississippi State University. Dr. Shaffer is also a graduate of the National Institute of School Leadership (NISL).

In order to stay abreast of trends in education, Dr. Shaffer continually participates in professional development which is grounded in research and geared toward student achievement.  She is a member of the Association of School Curriculum and Development which enhances her educational expertise.

As a 22 year veteran educator, Dr. Shaffer has served children in the areas of 6th grade mathematics, 7th and 8th grade science, and Science coach at Chastain Middle School as well as assistant principal at Bentonia Gibbs Elementary School. For the past thirteen years, she has served the Linwood community as principal. Dr. Shaffer’s passion for children compels her aspiration to guarantee that they grasp education conceptually so that they can be successful  in every area of their lives. She truly believes that all of her children are proficient and advanced.

Dr. Shaffer and her husband, Averial, are the proud parents of three beautiful children, Nasya, Nyaah, and Averial, II.