University School of Jackson

Jamie Pledger

Jamie Pledger

5th Grade Teacher, Assistant Softball Coach

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Where do you call home?
My dad was in the Air Force, so we moved. I was born in Virginia and lived in Washington, D.C. but I spent the majority of my childhood in Memphis.  Even though I've lived in Jackson longer than anywhere else, I still call Memphis home.

How long have you been teaching?
Over 10 years

What is your favorite part about teaching?
I really enjoy being around kids. Watching the students grow and learn is fascinating as well as rewarding.

What is your favorite thing about USJ?
The parental support at USJ is amazing and very much appreciated. As a former athlete that had tens of fans watching my games, I appreciate the school spirit of the students and parents. It is really neat to see the stands packed with red and blue cheering for the U.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I love to travel.  I've been to 23 countries, 5 continents, and 40 states.

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Headnotes: Pandemic Leadership

12/01/2020

  November 2, 2020   Greetings USJ Families,   Did I mention that I love baseball? As a student and teacher of American history, I appreciate it as a quintessentially American invention and activity. I really appreciate this Gerald Early quote:   "There are only three things that America will be remembered...

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Randy Olswing Named Chief Financial Officer

11/20/2020

The University School of Jackson announces the recent appointment of Randy Olswing to the senior leadership position of Chief Financial Officer. For the past twenty years, Mr. Olswing served as Assistant Head for Operations/Chief Financial Officer at Hutchison School, a private independent school located in Memphis, Tennessee. Before his...

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Headnotes: Fundamentals

11/02/2020

  November 2, 2020   Greetings USJ Families,   Did I mention that I love baseball? As a student and teacher of American history, I appreciate it as a quintessentially American invention and activity. I really appreciate this Gerald Early quote:   "There are only three things that America will be remembered...

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Headnotes: The Bruin Walk

10/01/2020

   The Bruin Walk   For those who proudly wear the Red and Columbia Blue, this path isn’t just special but treasured. It stands as a symbol of accomplishment. Emblematic of success. This leads to an important, if not existential question: Just how is this success defined? ...

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