Teacher Profile - Get to know Ms. Schafer

Teacher Profile - Get to know Ms. Schafer
  • Lower Division
Matan Halzel

By Ms. Ryan Schafer, 2nd Grade Teacher

Tell us about yourself:

Hello everyone! My name is Ryan Schafer and I am originally from Colorado Springs. As a child, I dreamed of coming to Denver JDS and it is such an honor to be a part of the family now as an educator! I graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in May of 2018 after studying elementary education and communication with minors in Hebrew/Israel studies and business. Following graduation, I moved to Peru and then to Israel to teach English. While in Israel, I also completed my Master's degree in Jewish education. I am thrilled to be here at Denver JDS and can’t wait to see where this journey goes.

Why do you work at Denver JDS?

I work at Denver JDS because every path in life that I have taken has been lit by my passions for education and Judaism. Denver JDS finds the perfect crossroads of the two things that matter the most to me. I am so happy for the opportunity to share these passions with a like-minded community.

Ask me about: (interesting hobbies, etc.)

I love hiking, spending time with my family, finding exciting new taco restaurants, knitting, and painting!

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