I am super excited about my second year teaching 6th grade here at FMS! This will be my 16th year in the classroom. I'll be teaching ELA and Social Studies. Prior to joining FMS, I taught 4th and 5th grades at East Bend Elementary and in Stokes County. I graduated from Lees-McRae College with a BA in 2006.
Some of you remember me as Ms. Carpenter. I recently got married and I'm now Mrs. Shumate! I'm still in the process of changing my name, which takes forever apparently, so you will see my email and PowerSchool listed as Ms. Carpenter. I still answer to that as well, because my new name will take time for everyone to learn. I have 3 amazing children and awesome bonus children from my new marriage. My oldest attends Surry Community College, my middle child goes to Surry Early College High School, and my baby is in 4th grade at East Bend this year. My bonus daughter is in 5th grade at East Bend and my bonus son is in 8th grade here at FMS.
If you need support or have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or check my links page for help and/or answers.