Ernie Shaffer

Thank you for your interest in Dominican University’s Professional and Continuing Education Courses. My name is Ernie Shaffer and I look forward to helping you! My area includes the San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Tuolumne, Calaveras, Amador and Sacramento Regions.

As a former teacher and administrator, I know how much time you put into planning every year whether it is to make your classroom inviting and lessons engaging, or creating presentations for a grade level, team or staff. Dominican University of California also appreciates the commitment you have made to the students, families, and communities you serve. This is why we bring you courses that reflect what educators truly need to get a new school year off to a good start. Every year I hear educators from classroom teachers to coaches to administrators say our courses are the best credits they’ve ever invested in and that it was great to treat themselves to professional development that really let them focus on what was important to them. I look forward to helping you meet the educational goals that important to you!

My background and highlights include:

  • Career Educator, who over the past 50 years has taught, coached and administered classes for grades kindergarten through college.
  • Developed and instructed live classes as well as self paced professional development courses for teachers.
  • Masters – School Administrator
  • Coached, officiated and participated in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, swimming and track & field.

Important Events/Dates

Listed below are upcoming conferences, events, or orientations. If you happen to miss one, please contact me for possible options.

EDUX Orientations



May 15

5 p.m.

Tuolumne County Office of Ed
175 Fairview Lane
Sonora, Ca
Room 217


May 16

5 p.m.

Delhi High School
16881 Schendel Ave.
Delhi, Ca
Conference Room, left side of office


May 18

5 p.m.

Valley Charter High School
108 Campus Way
Modesto, Ca
Room posted on office door


May 23

5 p.m.

San Joaquin County Office of Ed Greenwood
2707 Transworld Drive
Stockton, Ca
Room Greenwood #1


May 24

5 p.m.

Merced County Office of Ed
632 W. 13th Avenue
Merced, Ca
Clark Room


June 6

5 p.m.

Valley Charter High School
108 Campus Way
Modesto, Ca
Room posted on office door


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