About Christy Jarrett
Phone: (903) 668-5990 ext. 2039
Degrees and Certifications:
BA - Journalism, minor in English Stephen F. Austin State University M.Ed. - Master of Education in Reading Louisiana State University Shreveport Certifications: Secondary English (6-12) G/T and Pre-AP/AP Reading Specialist (Louisiana) Certified Online Instructor
Mrs. Christy Jarrett
Welcome to another great year at HJH!
I am excited about the upcoming school year and hope you are as well.
What I Teach
Pre-AP ELA 7 - Writing, Regular ELA 7 -
Writing and Yearbook
As a native of East Texas, I spent most of my childhood living in Longview, graduating from Hallsville High School in 1991. Following graduation, I moved to Denton to attend the University of North Texas, but didn't stay long. I finished my undergraduate degree at Stephen F. Austin State University. Axe 'Em Jacks! I met my husband, Ben, a Dallas native and class of 1990 Lumberjack, in 1994, and we married three years later.
Before I began teaching reading and ELA at Hallsville JH in 2000, I worked in public relations, marketing, and advertising. Unexpected mix, I know. When our only son, Noah, was born in 2003, I left the classroom to become a full-time mom and later a graduate student at LSU-Shreveport. During my sabbatical, I volunteered and substituted at various schools and taught at White Oak High School and LSU (adjunct graduate school professor). I returned to HISD full-time in August 2015 and have loved every minute of it. A bonus for me this year is that Noah, now 14, will be in eighth-grade HJH, so I will get to see him every day.
Junior high students bring quirky energy to the classroom, which makes coming to work fun. No two days are ever the same, and I would not have it any other way. A journalist (and somewhat of a nerd) at heart, I constantly ask why, almost too often at times; as such, I encourage students to voice their inquisitiveness just as much as I do! I want students to leave my classroom at the end of the year armed with a renewed appreciation for writing and reading, as well as deeper analytical and critical thinking skills that translate to real-world and educational settings.
In my free time, I like to read, write, binge watch DVR'd shows, sit by the pool, hike, attend concerts and theater productions, spend time with family and friends, travel, saltwater and freshwater fish, boat, relax at the beach, tournament fish, stay at home, and dream of the day Ben and I can call the coast home.
Simple is Enough
My husband and I have adopted a few life philosophies during the last decade, focusing on one specific idea the past few years:
Simple is Enough. It really is.
Let's make this year one of the best yet. I am really glad you’re here.
Call or email anytime.
Six Random Facts About Me
1. I love the colors of the sky at sunset, the sound of water and the feel of sand under my feet and salt air on my face. 2. I want to raise therapy animals - cats and dogs - when I retire.
2. I want to raise therapy animals - cats and dogs - when I retire.
3. I have a wicked sense of humor, but keenly dislike slapstick comedy.
4. I am addicted to criminal and medical dramas, young adult historical fiction, documentaries, TED Talks, and Doctor's Radio on XM.
5. I am an extroverted introvert who has a hard time making small talk and cannot function without quiet time to reboot.
6. I love good food, good coffee, and good conversation with family and friends. I love my tribe!
"The giving of love is an education in itself."
“Books are like truth serum - if you don't read, you can't figure out what's real.”
~Kevin from Freak the Mighty