Shumate comes to Highland Park High School from Arkansas, where she was the assistant principal/dean of students at Belle Point Center: A New Tech Academy since 2015. A native Texan, born in Dallas, Shumate began her educational career in Midland ISD where she served in the roles of collegiate coach for the district, assistant principal and English department chair and teacher at Midland Freshman High School.
"Michelle Shumate is an experienced administrator and teacher that brings a wealth of instructional knowledge with her to Highland Park High School," said Gilbert. "Having served as an assistant principal and dean of students, Ms. Shumate is an accomplished administrator with a vast array of talents that are going to make a positive contribution to our learning community."
Shumate has an associate of arts in liberal arts from Midland College and a bachelor of arts in English literature as well as a master's in educational leadership from the University of Texas-Permian Basin. She is excited to join the majority of her family here in the Metroplex.