Natasha Bumgarner


Bumgarner

 "It is today we must create the world of the future." (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Each day at Davis Townsend, we are working to provide children with the skills and knowledge they need in order to become successful adults.  These successful adults will one day be the generation of the future.  What a task we have as educators!  And what a rewarding task it is! 

Being an educator is an awesome experience.  The joys of working with children never end.  For the past 14 years I have experienced many delightful moments as an educator in Davidson County.  I began as a teacher at Wallburg Elementary and remained there for five years.  Then, I was the assistant principal at Friedberg Elementary for 2 years, at Welcome Elementary for 1 year and at Fair Grove Elementary for 2 years.  

Before I began my first job as a teacher, I graduated from East Davidson High School in 1998.  I then went on to earn bachelor degrees in elementary education and psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and a Masters in School Administration from UNC-Greensboro in 2008. Then, in 2011, I added K-12 reading certification to my teaching license.  

After 5 years as a school administrator, I began to miss TEACHING children.  Watching children grow and learn warms my heart and is what I look forward to each day. For this reason, in August 2012, I returned to the classroom as a K - 2 reading specialist at Brier Creek Elementary. I was a reading specialist at Brier Creek for 3 years. This year, I am returning to my 2nd year as Davis-Townsend's lead teacher.  I am excited to have a job that will allow me to teach students as well as support teachers with curriculum facilitation.   

I believe that forming relationships with students, staff, and the community is essential, and I value the necessity of communication.  Please call, email, or stop by anytime with questions, concerns, or good news that you would like to share with me.  I am proud to be a part of the Davis-Townsend team!