Mr. Dwight McUmar

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Bachelor of Arts - Language Arts 7-12 Social Studies 7-12 Master of Arts +45 - Secondary Education Developmental Reading 7-8 Remedial Reading 7-12

Mr. Dwight McUmar

My name is Dwight McUmar, and I am a veteran teacher of Hancock and Brooke counties.  I have been a language arts teacher throughout my career, but at Brooke Middle School, I am the In-School Suspension teacher.  Students who misbehave or violate school rules are placed in ISS at the discretion of the principals.  Then it is my responsibility to enforce the policies outlined in the ISS document.

I have two adult children, Stephanie and Scott.  My pride and joy are my grandchildren, who are students at Weir High.  Brodie, a junior, participates in three varsity sports and is an honor student.  Blaire, a sophomore honor student, is a varsity cheerleader who also plays volleyball and runs track.  I am incredibly proud of their academic and athletic accomplishments.  Angela is my amazing wife, and she works at the Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton.

Teaching is the noblest profession of all.  My greatest joy is to watch a diligent student succeed at life and make contributions to the world through an honorable profession.  It has been my privilege to instruct and influence young minds for four decades.  At Weir Junior High, Weir High, Ohio Virtual Academy, and Wellsburg Middle School, I have enjoyed working with some of the finest young people in the Ohio Valley.

Throughout my career, I have been blessed to receive various types of recognition.  Some of the most noteworthy are as follows:  Ashland, Inc. Teacher Achievement Award, Literary Circle of Honor, West Virginia English Teacher of the Year, Favorite Educator Award at the Governor's Honors Academy, WVEA Phares E. Reeder Award, GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Award, and inclusion in volumes entitled Who's Who Among American High School Teachers and Outstanding Young Men of America.

" A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning."  --Brad Henry