Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health Education from West Virginia University. New Jersey and North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten- Grade 12 License American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, AED certified
Ms. Nancy Shafer
Hi! Welcome to Glendale-Kenly Elementary Health and Physical Education! This is my 2nd year year at Glendale-Kenly Elementary School and my 19th year teaching PK-5 Health and Physical Education.
I am orginally from New Jersey where I grew up in a magical lake community. I had many sports available to me especially in the summer. This is where I decided that teaching elementary physical education & health was what I really wanted to pursue as a career. After 4 great years at West Virginia University, I went back home to New Jersey where I taught PE and health for 8 years as well as coached swimming and basketball.
I am a mom to 3 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, and 2 granddaughters. I enjoy sewing sweet dresses and quilts for the girls, but also home accessories with my small sewing business--Creative Custom Sewing. I also try to play as much tennis as I can!
All students will have an opportunity for PE. Cohort 1 students will have PE either on Monday or Tuesday. Cohort 2 students will have PE on Thursday or Friday. Virtual students learning at home, will access PE on the GKE PE Google Classroom of your grade level.
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.