• Hello, students and parents.  I am excited about the 2019-2020 school year!  This is my 2nd year teaching at South Paulding High School and my 12th year teaching overall.  Just a little about me:  I have my B.A. in English, and I have my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction as well.  I am married, my wife is also a teacher, and we have two little boys and two dogs.  

    My teaching philosophy is simple.  I believe that students learn best and literature comes alive when class is a meaningful experience that students find to be memorable.  I believe this is accomplished through life applicable lessons which utilize story-telling, humor, history, present day events, film, art, and music, to name a few.  This will hopefully create a challenging, enriching, and creative environment from which students can think critically  and independently so they can then understand themselves and the world around them on a deeper level. 


    I look forward to a great year.  If you ever need me, I'm just an email, phone call, or knock on the door away.
    email:  jparks@paulding.k12.ga.us
    Room 1018 (1000 Hall)