Elmore Park Middle School

A little about me

Hello all!  My name is Jessica Washington and this is my first year teaching at Elmore Park Middle School; my previous experience includes Germantown High School and Cordova Middle School.  I received my undergraduate degree in History and Literature in 2008 and in the summer of 2016 I finished my Masters in Education with an emphasis in secondary education.  
I was born and raised in Memphis, TN and I love my city.  My husband, Nathan, and I have been married since 2009 and we have two dogs, who we love like our children.  I am a huge nerd (as the students will tell you) and Stars Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings are some of my favorite stories!  My favorite thing to do is hang out with my husband and he just finished his doctorate in the Fall of 2016, so we have a lot more hanging out to do! Because of this I try to keep my time with my family intentional.  Always feel free to e-mail me, but it may take some time for me to return the correspondence if it is not during the school day.  Thank you for having grace with me on this.
My primary reason for teaching is to love students.  I was asked once, "If you could try anything and knew you wouldn't fail, what would you try?"  I immediately responded that I would be a high school history teacher.  The plan may have changed a little but I love what I do!