About the Teacher
Phone: (508) 945-5140 ex. 2135
Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed. University of Massachusetts Amherst B.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst History Major/ Political Science Minor
Mr. Jake Sumner - Grade 7 Social Studies
I knew from a very young age that history was a passion of mine that would never quite go away. In the first grade, I created a time capsule project that I dutifully buried in a secret location and dug up years later after my high school graduation. I did not need to open the contents of the time capsule to know what a younger me had daringly predicted. I had predicted then that I would be a social studies teacher, but only after spending a couple of years as a wide receiver for the New England Patriots. Although I did not ever suit up in a professional uniform, it gives me great satisfaction to know that at a young age, I thought that teaching students about themselves and the world around them was just as big, and even more important than being a star athlete. I am living my life’s dream, and am thankful every day for the opportunity to share my passion for social studies with the students of Monomoy.
I graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts in History. I later attended the Bridges to the Future program and received my M.Ed., also from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. This is my third year teaching seventh grade social studies at Monomoy, and I am relishing every moment of it.
My fiance attended Chatham High School, in the same building I teach in. We live in Harwich with our black lab, Minnow.