Phone: Extension 4196
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Animal Science/Secondary Education - Sam Houston State University, 2010 M.Ed. Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications - Texas A&M University, 2013 Agricultural Science & Technology (Grades 6-12), 2010 Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education Instructor, 2012 Visual Weld Inspector - American Welding Society, 2016
Mr. Josh Shafer
The 2018-2019 school year marks my 7th year as a high school Agriculture Science teacher and 5th year at Hallsville High School!
I am originally from Mont Belvieu, Texas and a 2006 graduate of Barbers Hill High School. I earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Animal Science/Agriculture Education from Sam Houston State University in 2010 and a Master's of Education Degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications from Texas A&M University in 2013. My first two years as an Ag Teacher were spent with Waskom ISD.
In my free time I enjoy playing golf, hunting, fishing, judging livestock shows, working with students' livestock projects, and spending time with my family and friends. I have one daughter, Hallie Faye, born in 2016 who is my main side-kick! She tags along to many of our Hallsville FFA events.
I teach Agriculture Mechanics & Metal Fabrication, Welding I, and Welding II. Students enrolled in these courses will learn skills related to welding and fabrication as well as basic plumbing, carpentry, and electrical skills. As one of the four advisors for the Hallsville FFA Chapter I am also responsible for overseeing market swine and Agricultural Mechanics SAEs. I also train the Agricultural Skills Demonstration team, Tractor Technician CDE, Agricultural Mechanics CDE, and more!
I also serve as the instructor for the Dual Credit Welding course offered at HHS through Texas State Technical College. These students have the opportunity to earn college credit in the welding technology program offered at any TSTC campus across the state. These hours can be put towards an Associate's degree at many community colleges as well.
I look forward to making each school year better than the last one and seeing our students succeed in both their classroom and out of the classroom endeavors. I want to provide my students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successfull in life after high school! No matter if that student will be enrolling at a four year university or entering the workforce.