Ignitor of the week


Ms. Rozzelle, our assistant principal, embodies passion and support for our school community. From welcoming smiles to meticulous planning, she ensures students and staff feel heard, supported, and respected, making Shuford the place it is.


Mrs. Higdon leads in providing strong instruction, especially in reading skills. Her passion drives her to seek new methods, inspiring both her students' growth and fellow teachers' improvement.


Mrs. Humphrey is the cornerstone of Shuford, ensuring staff have tools and support to thrive. She advocates for teachers and students, leading with collective well-being in mind, from MTSS support to securing resources.


Ms. Bentley revitalizes art at Shuford, sparking creativity and confidence in students. Her innovative ideas and student showcases bring excitement, ensuring every child feels valued in their artistic expression.


Ms. Sauceda empowers Shuford Elementary by enhancing technology, keeping educators current with digital tools, and offering innovative teaching strategies. Her dedication embodies excellence in education.


Ms. Gina Yang's classroom radiates warmth as she patiently supports her students with endless empathy and encouragement. She ensures every student feels loved and valued, embodying the heart of education.


Ms. Parker quietly ensures the smooth operation of the school, particularly in the cafeteria, where her warm smile and flexibility make a difference in hectic moments. She's a dependable team player, indispensable to Shuford's community.


Ms. Abernethy's classroom is a model of organization & preparation, with resources meticulously arranged for optimized learning. She prioritizes timely, meaningful feedback, recognizing its pivotal role in student growth & ensures each student receives the guidance to excel.


Mrs. Bartlett is a beacon of support and kindness in our school, offering patience and a calm demeanor that fosters trust and value among students and staff, creating a secure environment where everyone feels heard.

Mrs. Lingle's unwavering dedication shone through as she supported her teammate and students by leading whole group lessons for two classes daily. Her teamwork and commitment epitomize Shuford's collaborative spirit.


Mrs. Yandle embodies a growth mindset, embracing challenges and continuously seeking improvement in her teaching. She fosters a culture of learning in her classroom, encouraging students to see mistakes as opportunities to grow.


Mrs. Dobbins is a passionate PE teacher who promotes physical activity and integrates math and reading into her lessons. She designs engaging plans, showing creativity and dedication to her students' learning, always seeking to enhance PE education.

Officer G

Officer G ensures safety & goes above & beyond to foster genuine connections with our students. She's committed to the well-being of our students & makes a point to be visible around the building. Officer G's impact & sincere interest for our students has been incredible.


Mrs. Caldwell is a strong instructional leader & dynamic teacher. She's been instrumental in shaping Shuford's instructional framework. She engages students with diverse teaching methods and fosters a positive learning environment. Her commitment to excellence is inspiring.


Mrs. Whiteheart sets an admirable example by always striving to improve. She constantly seeks new knowledge/skills to enhance her teaching & is always ready to embrace new challenges & implement innovative techniques in her classroom; her commitment is truly commendable.


Mr. Morrow's energy is contagious & his positive attitude brightens every classroom moment. He engages students with a variety of activities to keep them excited about STEAM & is always ready to jump in & lend a helping hand when needed & does so with a smile on his face.


Ms. B Yang is exceptional & consistently goes above & beyond. She advocates for her students & is highly involved in the school community; taking on additional responsibilities & leadership roles. Her dedication & commitment to her students & our school is truly inspiring.


Mrs. Warren brings a contagious enthusiasm to her classroom. She's intentional about using effective teaching strategies from the instructional framework, & finds a way to make learning exciting & knows how to engage every student.


Ms. Starrs has extensive experience teaching a variety of subjects & types of students. Using brain research to inform her management style & prime students for learning. She has an innate curiosity & an unparalleled desire to constantly improve.


Mrs. Roberts always maintains a calming presence with her students & handles any situation with grace. She imparts knowledge while understanding & supporting her students on a deep level in a nurturing learning environment. It's evident her students feel loved & respected.


Ms. Bryan is always thinking of creative ways to boost positive energy. Students connect with her & each other through different activities, morning meetings & integrated learning activities. Students are greeted every morning & know they're a part of a classroom family.


Our TAs are always willing to jump in & support our school. They go above & beyond to support our students; whether they are running an intervention group, subbing for a teacher, or working with students during small groups, they give their all to everything they do.


Ms. Waddell empowers her students with leadership roles. By fostering a culture of responsibility, she enriches their educational experiences and nurtures future leaders. Her students show pride in their roles and are excited about new challenges.


Ms. Burkhalter captivates her students' attention, goes above and beyond to engage her students, and sets the bar high. She believes in the potential of every child, teaches students to embrace challenges, and helps build resiliency.


Ms. McCarthy has many strengths, but one of her greatest is meeting students emotionally and academically where they’re at. She regularly seeks out resources and focuses on the whole child to create a safe, welcoming learning environment.


Ms. Korn has transitioned into her role as our new EC teacher like a pro! Her positive attitude & friendly spirit brings joy to the students & staff at Shuford. She's an advocate for her students and does what she can to support all of our students.


Mrs. Baucom has made it a priority to learn all about her EL students & ensure she's meeting their needs. She's digging into the curriculum & meeting with other teachers to make sure she's creating & implementing lessons that are most beneficial for her students.


Mrs. King always makes an effort to communicate with families & keeps parents up to date with what students are learning. She shares video support on weekly math concepts & is very intentional in modeling & teaching her students how to communicate using academic language.


Ms. Almanza has worked hard to create an inclusive classroom space. She has books displayed around her classroom to celebrate different cultures. The 3rd-grade team and her have been intentional about planning lessons and activities focused around Hispanic Heritage Month.

Ms. Sauceda

Mrs. Balis is intentional about recognizing students for who they are & celebrates diversity in the classroom community she's building. She's always attentive to student needs & does whatever it takes to ensure students have everything they need to feel safe & successful.