Mrs. Edwards

  • Hi!  My name is Jennifer Edwards, and I am excited to be teaching 5th grade ELA this year at Highland Elementary!

    About me:
    My family and I recently relocated to the Madison area after living in Carthage for the majority of our lives.  I graduated from Carthage High School in 2006 as an honor graduate.  I attended East Central Community College and graduated in 2008.  I received my Bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University in 2010.  I received my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkanas State University in 2018.  I am married to Mitchell Edwards, who works as a traveling nurse.  We have two children.  Jasper is in 3rd grade at Highland Elementary, and Kenzi is 4 years old and attends 4K at First Ridgeland.  We are die hard state fans!  Go dawgs!!

    Teaching Experience:
    I am currently in my eleventh year of teaching.  I began teaching in 2010 with the Choctaw Tribal Schools at Red Water Elementary in Carthage, MS.  While at Red Water, I taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies.  In 2012, I began teaching for the Leake County School District at Leake Central Junior High.  At LCJHS, I taught 6th grade self contained, 7th grade English, and 7th grade Language Arts.  In 2015, I made the transition to Leake Central High School and began teaching in the English department.  I taught numerous English and History classes over my five years at LCHS. I also served as the yearbook sponsor during my five years and was awarded the Caroline Fair Yearbook Advisor of the Year for 2019.  

    Education:

    AAS in Science - East Central Community College

    B.S. in Secondary Education- Mississippi State University

    M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction-Arkansas State University

    Currently enrolled at Mississippi State University working on Gifted Endorsement