Jennie Jones attended two Christians schools for her primary and
secondary school education. Growing up with a father as a professor and a mother
who was a librarian, she has always had a love of history, a concern for our
country, and a passion for educating others about history, government, and
literature. She particularly realized the importance of freedom after meeting a
Russian art dealer who had been imprisoned in the Soviet Gulag for resisting
the Communists. Through the years, she saw that many Americans (including our
elected officials—and Christians!) did not know our history and the foundations
of our country’s freedom and prosperity.
So, she decided to go back to college and pursue graduate coursework in
history, government, and literature.
her Bachelor’s in program management from Northwest Florida State College and
her Master’s in American Studies (history, government, and literature) from the
University of Dallas in Irving. Before embarking on her master’s degree, she
studied European history and American history at Texas State University in San
While working on her bachelor’s degree, she ran a local judicial
campaign in Northwest Florida and worked on a gubernatorial campaign in
Georgia. She also worked in civil service for the Air Force and for a
non-profit organization before working for an internet technology firm while
pursuing her master’s. While pursuing further graduate studies in Literature,
she taught Federal Government and American History I as an adjunct at Collin
College in McKinney. She has spent the
last four years teaching Federal Government, Texas Government, American History
I and II at Weatherford College.
Jennie recently moved to Marietta, and is
excited to be teaching American Literature next year! During her graduate
studies, she particularly appreciated learning about the historical context,
themes and storytelling methods. She is looking forward to helping students
make connections between the American stories, their historical context and
important themes. Some literature is analysis rather than stories, but stories
contain analysis and lead the reader to analyze what the author or poet is
trying to convey to the reader. Her
goal is to equip students to succeed at the next level, and to apply worthwhile
lessons from literature to their lives, evaluating literature based upon a
Biblical view of the world and of life.
Thanks to her father, Jennie has
immediate access to a library of approximately 3,000 books. When not reading
and keeping up with the news, she enjoys hiking mountain trails, cooking,
traveling (especially historical places), horseback riding, and surprising her
friends with puns. She has four nieces who live in Northwest Florida, and is
looking forward to having them up here to show them this lovely area.