Suzie Johnson Named Teacher of the Year

Third grade teacher Suzie Johnson was recently chosen as 2017-18 JES Teacher of the Year. Read below for information about what makes Mrs. Johnson such a special part of JES! It is such a humbling experience to receive the nomination for teacher of the year by a group of people whom I value and respect. I feel very fortunate to share this nomination with such deserving educators. As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a teacher. I am living out the calling placed on my life many years ago. I consider it an awesome privilege to be a part of this profession. I began my professional career sixteen years ago working one-on-one as a special education paraprofessional at an elementary school with children who had challenges that no one should have to face. It was then that I realized the key to reaching and teaching children from ALL walks of life is building relationships, both with the students and their families. I strive to make all of my children feel accepted, safe and most of all, loved everyday! I truly believe that each child has a desire to learn but we, as educators, must tap into that desire and foster his/her individual abilities. I earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Trevecca Nazarene University. While student teaching, I received the Student Teacher of the Year Award from the education department at TNU. Over the years, I have committed myself to stretch and grow as a teacher. My continued study of pedagogy, in and out of the state of Tennessee, has given me...

2017 JES Spelling Bee

After an intense competition, fourth grader Ella Kate Pullen was crowned winner of the 2nd Annual JES Spelling Bee. Third grader Ryan McIntire finished second and 4th grader Samaria Washington came in third. Congratulations to Ella Kate and all of our impressive contestants listed below. Za’Marion Waters Kalani Payton Kaiden Williams Delanee Helm Izzy Dimarzio Gautham Renjith Kathryn Wade Caroline Pullen Sean Sangster Abhi Nair Annistyn Lowery Maliya Brown Grace Merryman Matias Morales Abraham Pena Adolfo Acosta Ryan McIntire Justin Arden Madison Fauteux Gavin Cook Kyra Thompson Isaac Romaniuk Lindsay McGee Jaiden Budrewicz Nariah Nellums Samaria Washington Aubrey Ingram Adit Mathur Ella Kate Pullen Holly McEvoy...

Cookie Dough!

Do you love cookies? JES is in the midst of its first fundraiser of the year, and it is a delicious one! Students are selling many different flavors of cookie dough with recipes from Southern Living and Cooking Light. Be on the lookout for your child’s order form so that you can support new technology at JES while enjoying some yummy treats. You can also visit gaschoolstore.com to browse and order...