•                         Shumate                       
    Clayton Shumate
    Phone: 205-342-2870
    Grade/Subject: Social Studies
    Grade 7 
    Link to daily summary blog: MrShumate.com

    Remind Information:

    Text @sipsey to the number 81010 in order to sign-up for 7th grade Social Studies Remind

    About the teacher

    My name is Clay Shumate and I attended the University of Alabama and received my undergraduate degree in History. I would continue my education at the University of Montevallo to receive my Masters in Education.

     I began my journey working in Sipsey Valley High School and after one year, had the pleasure of moving to Sipsey Valley Middle School to teach 7th grade Social Studies.

    I am also heavily involved in the Sipsey Valley High School Soccer program as the women’s head coach, men’s assistant coach, junior varsity assistant coach and I do all scheduling. This year I am very happy to be working with Coach Baker as an assistant to the Sipsey Valley Middle School Volleyball team!

     The Classroom

    I enjoy when my students take full ownership of the classroom and want to be part of the learning process. I do this through group work, individual work and small group instruction. The students do not have traditional tests in our classroom, instead they will have project based tests. This allows for the students to interact heavily with each other, improve their communication skills, learning to work with others and opens their eyes to a new way to learn. I strive to have students leave our classroom every day with a smile on their face and successfully hitting our daily outcomes.