Return to In-Person Learning Five Days per Week

Huntsville City Schools (HCS) leaders announced plans during Thursday night’s board of education work session for traditional students to return to school Mondays through Fridays for the second nine weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.  To find out more, please click the more information button below:

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Jim Shivers

Hello! My name is Jim Shivers - my wife and I both are Grissom alumni, as is our oldest son. I also have sisters and a brother who also graduated from Grissom, so being back as a teacher is quite an honor.

My family is full of educators and life-long learners; for me to turn to Education as a second career is something I have felt led to do for a long time. Over the years I have enjoyed teaching my own children (we home-schooled our two youngest), and tutoring other students, helping them to gain an understanding, and develop confidence, to work math problems. I am very honored to be given the opportunity to work with your students as well!

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outdoors, sports, and the beach! I enjoy riding my motorcycle on a nice day, but my favorite hobby is photography, focused on landscape, aviation, sports, and wildlife.

I look forward to working with you and your student as we develop a love of learning and explore the possibilities of mathematics.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions, and again, Thank you for the opportunity to work with your student!
Education: 
M.Ed., Secondary Mathematics Education, Alabama A&M University
B.S., Electrical & Computing Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Certifications: 
Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology, University of Alabama

ALSDE Class A - Secondary Education in Mathematics (Emergency Certification)

Alabama On-Line High School Teacher Certification
Phone: 
(256) 428-8000
Grade: 
9
Department: 
Math
Experience: 
Mathematics Teacher, Grissom High School, Huntsville City Schools, August 2019 - Present, Algebra 1

Served as the Deputy Software (SW) Integrated Product Team (IPT) Manager on a major military contract; additionally, managed a software development team responsible for training capabilities required for two major military contracts.

Involved with Homeschooling our two youngest children under Covenant Christian Academy (CCA) covering. Taught math using an integrated curriculum for Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, and Advanced Math. Developed a class, based on our youngest son’s interest, to build a computer.

Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Virginia College, Huntsville, Alabama, Pre-Algebra for Adult Education (August 2008 - June 2009).

Mathematics Tutor, High School and College students, Algebra 1 through Calculus II.

Mathematics Student Teaching Internship, Huntsville High School, Huntsville City Schools, Winter/Spring 2004.

Email:
james.shivers@hsv-k12.org

Website:
https://hsv-k12.instructure.com/