Hello, my name is Gina Shipman, and this school year will be my 8th year at William Monroe High School as an assistant principal. I have most recently come from Spotswood High School in Rockingham County where I was a math teacher for 17 years. I graduated from The College of Notre Dame and received my master's degree from JMU. I live in Harrisonburg with my two sons, one of whom is starting his sophomore year at JMU and the other is a senior at Spotswood High School. It has been amazing watching how fast the time flies- they were just little kids and now they are both driving! My oldest is on the spectrum but does amazingly well despite his disability- he loves video games and game nights. My youngest is also a gamer but likes to run track and watch movies.
I am currently the assistant principal for 10th-grade students and 9th-graders with the last name Ha-Mi, and I am really looking forward to getting to know the new freshmen as well as the 10th graders that I did not have a chance to touch base with last year. My favorite things to do in my spare time are hiking, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. I am originally from Baltimore (although I have been here since 1994), so I enjoy steamed crab and seafood as well as pizza and pit beef! I totally enjoy my job at WMHS- I love working with the students and staff and especially like helping students to make plans for their future!