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Teacher of the Week: Jane Shaffer 5th Grade teacher at Pinedale Elementary

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jane Shaffer has nearly a quarter of a century of teaching under her belt. She teaches fifth grade math and science at Pinedale Elementary.

This is her 23rd year of teaching. She says she's always wanted to teach and loves her job. "I have an absolute passion for what I do," she says. "I love getting gout of bed in the morning. I can't wait to get to school to see these kids and I think they know that."

Shaffer says she likes to have fun in the classroom, and her students say she makes learning easy. "If we don't get something she will try her hardest to make us," says student Tamirca Clarck.

Shaffer says her mantra is: "We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing."

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