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Faculty Spotlight: Tina Plunk

Faculty Spotlight: Tina Plunk

This year, Tina Plunk joins the University School of Jackson faculty with over 30 years of experience teaching and will serve as the Upper School Math Department Chair. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus on Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Memphis. She has experience teaching every level of math including; Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra 3 (Dual Enrollment College Algebra), Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics.

 

Tina is married to Randy Plunk, and they live in Bolivar, TN. They have two sons, Jake and Clint, and one grandchild, Paizlee. They are looking forward to welcoming grandchildren #2 and #3 (twins) this spring.

 

 

Some things about Tina Plunk:

 

What classes do you teach at USJ? 

 Honors Algebra 1 and Algebra 3

 

 

What year did you start teaching at USJ? 

 2019-2020

 

 

Where did you go to school? 

 Memphis State (University of Memphis)

 

 

What do you do in your free time? 

 I love to read, watch sports, and play with my Granddaughter.

 

 

Why did you become a teacher? 

 To spread the love of math to all mankind. 😊

 

 

What's your favorite part of teaching? 

 I like getting to know the kids. I love teenagers.

 

 

Some of my favorite things about USJ: 

 I love the atmosphere of the school. Students are focused on learning but are also involved in a lot of activities. The people have been very nice and warm in welcoming me into the USJ Family.

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