Hi, I’m Raye Schafer.  I’ve been the k/1st teacher at WSD, since 2006.  I have a dual B.S. in Elementary Education and Deaf Education, and an M.Ed. in Bilingual Deaf Education.  I started learning ASL in high school when I applied to get work experience credit and was placed as an aide in a Deaf self contained classroom. In grad school, I interned at WSD and knew this was the place I wanted to be!

I have 2 sons (who spend their time plotting to take over the world through various enterprises and schemes), two dogs (who act like kindergarteners), I love to garden (gardens tolerate me), and I love anything tech-related (tech likes me more than plants do).

Click the links below to learn more about my classroom:

Class Language Plan

Our Class Blog

Our ASL Library

Class Schedule


Our class has signed up to use Seesaw: The Learning Journal.  Over the course of the school year, your child will become independent about identifying what parts of their day they wish to share, and what language mode they want to use, to do so.   Seesaw allows students to use photos, ASL, and English to record their learning experience.  How does this enhance our blog experience?  The class blog is largely teacher run, and is shared to everyone.  Seesaw allows each student to highlight their own work, and communicate directly with their parents.  You can access Seesaw by downloading the app for iOS, android, or chrome.

Parents can also log in view their child’s learning journal here: https://app.seesaw.me/#/login.

Classroom: Northrop Building, Rooms 101/103
Email: raye.schafer@cdhl.wa.gov
VP:  360-524-7304
Voice:  360-696-6525 ext 4294