Welcome! My name is Stephanie Tolley and this will be my 15th year of teaching. I attended Washington County Schools as a child. I have a Master's Degree in Teaching from East Tennessee State University.
I talk a lot about my 11 year old tabby cat, Mad Max. He is a very "wild" child. I keep pictures of him around my classroom. He keeps me busy chasing him and cleaning up his messes. I often start the class day with a "Max Story". I also have a 6 year old cat named Sassy. She has a lot of energy! My newest addition is a 4 year old cat named Midnight! She is an amazing hunter. You will hear a lot about all of my "fur babies".
I enjoy teaching and consider my class as my extended family. I believe that learning should be fun as well as informative. By using brain based strategies, I keep the students engaged and excited in their learning. My goal for the school year is to provide students the chance to learn and be successful in a safe and engaging environment.
Favorite Movies: Jaws, Indepednece Day, Star Trek into the Darkness
Favorite Foods: Cake, Ice Cream, & Candy; BBQ; Pizza; Italian
Favorite Books: Bad Kitty Series, Ugly Fish, Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer Series
Favorite TV Shows: The Walking Dead & The Big Bang Theory
Tennessee Teaching License -Highly qualified K-6 & 7th/8th ELA
Awards & Recognitions
Eastman/ETSU Mathlete Award winner for outstanding lesson plan
“Atta Girl” Award for Mathletes Performance 2008
“Atta Girl” Award for Acquiring $2,000 Grant in Science 2011
2017-2018 Teacher of the Year at Jonesborough Middle School
2018 Quest Grant Winner for $7,087 (used to purchase technology-27 chromebooks for classroom)