arrived at the Riverdale Country School, NY, in 1977 as a seasoned
English teacher with a master's degree in education from Columbia
University and his wife, Rickie. Eight years later, Mr. Shaller settled
into place as the Head of the Riverdale Country School/Lower School.
During his twenty-six years of leadership, Mr. Shaller taught “Through The
Looking-Glass” to each fourth grade class until his retirement in 2011.
Mr. Shaller's dramatic reading of "Through The Looking-Glass" remains a favorite schooltime memory of his former students, young and old! Preview Chapter Three:
"I didn't really like to read, but after Mr. Shaller taught us "Through The Looking-Glass", I got interested in fantasy books and now I read them all the time!"
Liza Byrne (6th grade)
"Mr. Shaller makes a different voice for each character, so you really get the feeling for each one"
Drew Dworkin (5th Grade)
"When a teacher is passionate about something, you get excited, too"
Allie Gorin (11th Grade)
"You get to use your imagination... I like the hard words in the book. I love vocabulary. I think it's important to use different words."
Charles Onesti (4th Grade)
"I really enjoyed "Through The Looking Glass", specifically because Mr. Shaller taught it... his reading was the highlight for me of the entire course."
Russell Sesler (11th Grade)
"The first impression I had in Mr. Shaller's class was that it was going to be fun... he's very animated in the way he reads the story!"
Julia Sesler (9th Grade)
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