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Teacher Feature - September 2017

What is your educational background? I attended North Surry High School, Surry Community College, Gardner Webb University, and N.C. State University. 
 
Where do you teach? What grade level(s) and subject area(s)? I am the technology education teacher at Mount Airy Middle School. I teach technology to students in grades 6-8.
 
How many years have you been in education? This is my 14th year in education.
 
How many years have you worked in another career? I worked in Business/Accounting for approximately 14 years prior to teaching.
 
Tell us about your family. I am married to Joey Bumgardner. I have two children, Corey and Courtney and a furbaby named"Mocha".
 
What is your favorite part of the year and why?  Even though it is very hectic, my favorite time of the year is when we start school. I love the excitement and energy!
 
Finish this statement: I teach because... I love kids and I love technology! I love the feeling of helping prepare kids for the future. I truly believe in the philosophy "It takes a village to raise a child" and I am happy to be part of the village.
 
Ask your class or group of students to describe you using 3 adjectives. They said, "pretty, nice, and amazing." They are sweet!