Ruby Shaffer was nominated by a family member, Brenda Taylor.
Ms. Shaffer loves to teach, and her heart's desire is for every child to read and understand all that they read. She created the "Read To Me Rap" several years ago, which caused thousands of parents to begin reading to their children in her community, as well as other school districts. She's on a mission to help children from all walks of life reach their fullest potential. Ms. Shaffer purchases coats and school supplies, and she makes sure all children can go on field trips, even when their parents cannot afford to send them.
College graduates come back to thank her for instilling in them the importance of reading. Some are now teachers, judges and parents, but one thing is for sure. Because of Ms. Shaffer, current and former students alike know the Read To Me Rap: Read to me, read to me, open up my mind and read to me, challenge my thinking and read to me.