Jimmy Glosson, a.k.a. Señor Glosson, is entering his 23rd year of service at University School of Jackson, where he is Chair of World Languages and Cultures and leads study abroad programs to Costa Rica and Spain. He holds a BA in Spanish from the University of Memphis, an MAEd in Instruction/Curriculum and Spanish from Union University, and has done additional graduate work at the University of Memphis and the University of Texas. He has taught AP Spanish Language and Culture for 13 years, during the last 10 of which 100% of his students have passed the exam with an average score of 4 or higher.
On occasion, he can be seen on the stage in Jackson Theater Guild productions or USJ community projects dancing, singing, and acting as his schedule allows. Sr. Glosson believes that students are on loan to educators for a short period of time, and that it is imperative to sew in them the seeds that will harvest a brighter future for the world tomorrow.
Why did you become a teacher?
I knew in my heart that I wanted to be a teacher in the 10th grade. After I graduated from college, I set out to provide for students a second language experience in high school that I did not have access to until college.
What's your favorite part of teaching?
Taking a blank slate and in four years leaving behind a fluent speaker of Spanish with an open mind, ready to impact the world.
Some of my favorite things about USJ:
My students, my colleagues, support from parents, and the performing arts.
What do you do in your free time?
Sing, workout, binge watch great shows on Netflix, travel, perform on stage, and play basketball.
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