Phone: 828-256-2335 Ext: 125
Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Elementary Education BS in Sociology MA in Reading Education
I am the Academic Facilitator at Snow Creek Elementary. This is my twenty first year teaching in Catawba County Schools. Before I was the Academic Facilitator, I was a Literacy Specialist, a fourth grade teacher and a first grade teacher. I grew up in the surrounding area and went to Newton-Conover High School. For college, I went to Western Carolina University and played basketball to achieve a double major in Elementary Education (k-6) and Sociology. I also recieved my Reading Certification (k-12). Through my years of teaching adult readers part time at CVCC, I obtained Orton-Gillingham certification to help with teaching dyslexic and struggling readers. I also earned a Masters degree in Reading Education from Appalachian State University. I am married to Robbie Sumpter and have two children, Michael and Elizabeth.