Kelli S. Jones

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Literature Teacher




Courses Taught:

Advanced Placement Literature and Composition

10th/9th/ Honors Literature and Composition

9th Literature and Composition 


I've taught Literature at THS since 2010. I also serve as the THS Alumni Relations Coordinator, Senior Class Sponsor, Literary Coach, and Creative Writing Club sponsor. I've served on the THS Leadership Team since 2012. I represent THS as its 2020 Teacher of the Year.

I came to teaching from a diverse career path; I was a flight attendant for a major airline, lead concierge and conference center director for one of Atlanta’s largest law firms, and a professional journalist whose clients included NASCAR, the Governor’s Office of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Board of Regents. I consider my background my greatest asset in the classroom.

I believe a growth mindset is critical to success. My mission is to encourage, engage, equip, and empower students to advocate for themselves and write their own success stories. One way I endeavor to do that is by sharing the success stories of Temple High School alumni. 

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from Tennessee Tech University and a Master of Arts in English from the University of West Georgia.

When I'm not encouraging young scholars to be intellectually curious, I can be found exploring new restaurants, debating Beatles v. Stones, or relaxing at my favorite beach.

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