Phone: (205) 640-8710 Ext. 8


Degrees and Certifications:

M.S. Ed-General Science B.S.-Wildlife Management A.S.-PreForestry

Mr. Shane Umphrey

Hello.  My  name is Shane Umphrey, and I love my job at St. Clair County Virtual Prepatory Academy Springville location.  Before coming to the VPA, I was a traditional classroom teacher for 18 years.  Over the years, I have taught biology, chemistry, anatomy, zoology, forensics, earth/space science, environmental science, and middle school science. The 2023-24 school year is my 20th year in public school education. 

I look forward to getting to know each of my VPA students. If you need anything, please feel free to contact me! I am available by appointment for tutoring, and I am happy to meet in-person or via TEAMS. Please email ( or use this link to book an online appointment.


Education Background: Jacksonville State University-Master of Science Education General Science; Auburn University-Bachelor of Science Wildlife Management; Snead State Community College-Associate's Degree Pre-Forestry; West End High School Walnut Grove, Alabama-Advanced Academic Diploma

Family: I have been married to my wife, Amanda, for 19 years. She is also a public school educator.  We have two children. Caleb is a sophomore, and Abby is a 7th grader.  

In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, Alabama football, spending time with my family, traveling, and working on home projects.  I currently serve as the Associate Pastor at Pleasant Valley First Congregational Methodist Church in Gallant.