Connie Schaffer recently published "William Frantz Public School: A Story of Race, Resistance, Resiliency, and Recovery in New Orleans" with co-authors Meg White and Martha Viator. The book is the result of four years of extensive research, much of which was completed in various archives in New Orleans (including collections at the Amistad Center and the Times-Picayune, mayoral archives at the New Orleans Public Library, and the Orleans Parish School Board Archives - Louisiana Special Collections).
In addition to her research on the Frantz School, Schaffer has published a book and numerous articles on urban schools. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher eductation and is an affiliated faculty member in the Goldstein Center for Human Rights. Schaffer earned her BS from Kansas State Univerisity and her MS and EdD from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.