headshot of principalVeronica Schaeffer, M.Ed.


2019 - present

email Veronica Schaeffer

(972) 923-4666 • 1001 Butcher Road •  Waxahachie, TX 75165


Veronica Schaeffer is a 2006 Waxahachie High School graduate. Upon graduation, she obtained her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas A&M Commerce with the expectation of pursuing her passion for education. Mrs. Schaeffer began her career in 2010 as a sixth-grade Writing teacher at Clift Middle School in Waxahachie. During her five-year tenure as an elementary-level instructor, she taught sixth-grade English Language Arts (ELAR) at Finley Jr. High in Waxahachie (while coaching volleyball and track), sixth-grade ELAR in Lubbock ISD, and fifth-grade ELAR in Midlothian ISD.  Mrs. Schaeffer most recently served as principal of Turner Prekindergarten Academy before joining the Shackelford family.

Her gusto for early childhood education and instructional leadership prompted her to pursue a master’s degree in Educational Administration, which was completed at the University of North Texas- Dallas in 2014. After receiving her Principal Certification, Mrs. Schaeffer returned to Waxahachie in 2015 to serve as the Assistant Principal of Wedgeworth Elementary. She was appointed principal of Turner Prekindergarten Academy in 2019 before being named principal of Shackelford Elementary.  She is proud to be a part of Shackelford Elementary where her enthusiasm and excitement for children and community service continues to grow.