Meet the CRSD – Tim Shumway

Each month the CRSD Snippets will highlight one of our dedicated employees.   We will randomly draw a name so that every employee in the district has the opportunity to be recognized for his or her unique and essential role in providing a quality education in our rural environment.   This month, we are pleased to present Mr. Tim Shumway.

Name: Tim ShumwayTim Shumway


Birthday: August 20th

Role in the CRSD: Junior-High and High School English and Social Studies

Primary Campus: Kenny Lake School

Years in the CRSD: Started in 2012-2013

Where else have you taught?

Johnnie John Sr. School – Crooked Creek, Alaska
Aniak Jr./Sr. High School – Aniak, Alaska
Mt. Blue Middle School – Farmington, Maine

Where are you originally from? Farmington, Maine

Favorite Book/Author/TV Show: Leaves of Grass by: Walt Whitman

Favorite Music Genre: Bluegrass/Americana

Favorite Place in Alaska: Too hard to pick just one-any wild river, any snowy mountaintop

Favorite Place Outside of Alaska: My home state of Maine, specifically the crystal clear lakes and beautiful pine forests

Hobbies: Rafting, fishing, road trips, fantasy football

Favorite Aspect of Teaching: The motivation and dedication of the staff and students – it is fun to work with such driven adults and kids!

One Interesting Thing About You That Might Be Surprising: I don’t remember what I look like without a beard.

Favorite Beverage: Diet Pepsi

Favorite Snack: Salt & Vinegar Chips

In One Sentence, What Advice Do You Have for Students? Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know,” but have the courage to go and find the answer!

Mr. Shumway started working in the Copper River School District in 2012.   Send him an email, buy him a Diet Pepsi or take him to a bluegrass concert to let him know how much we appreciate him serving students and families in the CRSD.

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Michael J.


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