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Meet the Principals

Mr. Eric Cassie

Dear Shumate Parents, Students, and Community,

On behalf of the entire Shumate staff, we welcome you to the beginning of the 2018-2019 School Year! We look forward to working with you to ensure that your child learns and grows academically, socially and emotionally. We are committed to challenging your child and ensuring that their educational experience at Shumate is engaging, meaningful and relevant to future successes.

I felt so fortunate to already know more than ¼ of the students and families as I began my first year as Shumate’s principal, as I was the principal at Chapman Elementary school for three years. Prior becoming the principal of Chapman, I spent fifteen years working for Livonia Public Schools. During my time working in Livonia, I enjoyed and learned from my experiences in a self-contained fifth and sixth grade classroom at Cass Elementary School. I was then able to gain additional instructional and administrative experience at Emerson Middle School, teaching seventh and eighth grade science, language arts, robotics and success strategies courses, as well as serving as Emerson's athletic director.

I consider myself extremely fortunate in that I had parents, teachers, coaches and administrators during my K-12 experiences that helped me build a strong foundation as a lifelong learner. I will continue to commit myself to fostering a similar passion for learning among our students.

On a personal note, I am the proud father of two wonderful school aged children. With every decision I make as an educator, they continually serve to remind me of the opportunities I would want afforded to my own children.

As principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. I believe that high quality education can only be fully realized through a genuine partnership. During the course of this year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of Shumate with the best possible learning opportunities in order to prepare them to be active, engaged and informed citizens, ready to master the challenges of the twenty-first century. Please feel free to stop in to introduce yourself and discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas. Together we can make this a wonderful year for the students and the entire learning community of Shumate! I look forward to a rewarding partnership with all of you.

Sincerely,

Mr. Eric Cassie

Principal

Shumate Middle School

cassiee@gibdist.net

 

Mr. Dave Anderson

Dear Shumate Parents, Students, and Community,

I am excited to begin my journey as Shumate’s assistant principal.  I feel fortunate that I know many of the students at Shumate because of my time at Weiss Elementary school for the past three years and the 12 years working I spent teaching at Chapman Elementary School.

On a personal note, I have an amazing wife of 14 years and together we have two wonderful children, Owen in 7th grade at Shumate and Nathan who is a third grade student at Chapman.  My wife, Liz, has been an educator for 17 years and along with my children, they guide my decision making on what is best for students.

As the assistant principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. I believe that high quality education can only be fully realized through a genuine partnership between the home and school.  Together we will make this a wonderful year for the students and the entire learning community of Shumate! I look forward to a rewarding partnership with all of you.

Sincerely,

Mr. Dave Anderson

Assistant Principal

Shumate Middle School

andersd@gibdist.net