Meet the P. E. Team!
My name is Mrs. Pflaging. I am from Wisconsin and received my B.S from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I have taught overseas at 3 schools in Latin America and love to travel and dance. My family was a military family for 19 years and at one point moving 9 times in 12 years! I am a fierce Big 10/Wisconsin Badgers fan and enjoy watching ice hockey. Here at Hoffman Boston, I am the co-lead for sustainability and love to teach yoga, dance, STEM games, and learn about the environment. I lead a Green Team of students during recess to clean up trash around our school. I also enjoy helping the PTA with the school gardens.
Steve Torres is entering his 6th year at Hoffman-Boston as a Health and Physical Education Teacher. 2022-2023 will be his 17th year of teaching overall, with a majority of his time spent inside the classroom as a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher. Mr. Torres is a native of New York, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Teacher Education from SUNY Old Westbury, and his Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Stony Brook University. He is a firm believer that having a growth mindset is crucial to achieving success in both the classroom and on the court or field. You can catch him most weekends playing adult league baseball, or at home rooting for his beloved New York Mets!
My name is Mike Shelton, “Mr. S or Mr. Shelton,” as my students call me. I was born in the US, but have lived and taught in several other places around the world. My wife and I enjoy traveling and have been fortunate enough to have many adventures throughout the world, but still have many more we hope to experience. I have basic communication skills in Spanish, German, Bahasa Indonesian and a beginning understanding of ASL. I was a classroom teacher for many years before becoming a Health and PE teacher and joining the Hoffman Boston family.