Egyptian High School, Tamms
9th through 12th
COMMENTS FROM THE NOMINATION FORMS:
"She is the best teacher I ever had! She makes her lessons fun and always makes sure we understand the material. She's always available for help when we need her, and she truly cares about her students and wants to see each one succeed."
"She has a great love for science and makes her students love it as well. She has many ways of showing, teaching, and living science. She is, was, and will be my favorite teacher and I know she has touched many students with her unique ways.'"
"She has done unbelievable work for 30 plus years and I am sure there are many people in this area who can thank her for many things. Who else can do the same job for 30 plus years and do it at the highest level? If anyone deserves this, she does."
"Mrs. 'Shu' was my teacher in high school and is now my colleague. She is a great person, always willing to help when someone needs it. We want to send a message that we appreciate all she has done for the school."
"She can make every day a great day."
"She taught me and my brothers and is now teaching my children. She is a very caring, big hearted person. As a teacher, she actually taught what was in the books, she gave real tests that you had to study for to pass, and her classrooms always had educational items on display."
"She is a very kind and caring lady, but she will also push you to do your best and reach your full potential. She has been at Egyptian for quite some time and shows great passion and love for each new class. I can't think of anyone more fitting to get this award. She is the definition of Heartland's Best."
"She can see inside the mind of students. She knows how we think. Without Mrs. Shumaker I'd see no reason to go to school. She is the glue that holds this school together. She is what makes school and learning fun."
"There is no other teacher like her. She is one of a kind. She is really one in a million to be honest."
"You can depend on her for anything. She is like a second mother to everyone."