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Mrs. Kristen Jacobs

Hello everyone! I am excited about our year together! I will be teaching Human Geography and History of WWII. I am also the new head softball coach!

A little about me:

This is my first year at GTCHS, but my 6th year teaching. I spent my first five years teaching middle school (8th grade social studies). This year I will be teaching predominately freshmen, and I am looking forward to being a part of the transition into high school.

I graduated from Newberry College with a B.A. in History and Secondary Education and a minor in Spanish. I then earned my Master's in the Art of Teaching from Clemson University. I hold certifications in high school and middle school social studies, as well as K-12 English as a Second Language. Before becoming a teacher, I worked for the National Park Service and Walt Disney World. I love bringing these other experiences into the classroom as students explore their own possible career paths.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, hiking, biking, traveling, and studying history. (My favorite time period is the American Revolution.) We have two dogs - Jedi and Arya - that also keep me busy.

Fun fact: I am a direct descendant of one of the signers of the United States Constitution - Jacob Broom (Delaware).