Degrees and Certifications:

Western Carolina University - M.A. English Western Carolina University - B.A. English, Minor - Psychology

Ms. Anita Bumgarner


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Ms. Bumgarner is honored to begin her fifth year as a member of the Boaz High School team and is looking forward to an exciting year! She obtained her Master of Arts in English and her Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in Psychology, from Western Carolina University.  Her love for reading has always been an integral part of her life.  The authors who continually inspire her are Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawtorne.  This year she will be teaching 10th grade CP Language Arts, English 10 Language Arts, and English 101/102.  She looks forward to sharing the joy of literature with her students.

As a native of North Carolina, she was raised on UNC Tarheels basketball, playing basketball almost from the time she could walk; however, she has quickly learned to enjoy watching SEC football just as much!  She also looks forward to spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, and spending time outdoors.  

She looks forward to meeting you and working together to have a great year!

"To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will tax the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem.  It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object.   Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written."

- Henry David Thoreau, Walden