Welcome to the Classroom of Mr. Ball

English IV

  • This Week in English IV:


    Watch Canvas for new assignments.

Creative Writing

  • This Week in Creative Writing:


    During this semester this section will reflect club activities not associated with the class that is conducted during the spring semester. Please visit the club site.

World Religions

  • This Week in World Religions:


    This class will resume on Monday, 9 August so that we can have homeroom and grade-level meetings this week.




Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Ed Ball

I am Mr. Ball, and I teach English IV and Creative Writing here at D.C.H.S. As indicated on my official photo, I am a graduate from D.C.H.S. (Class of 1995). I am married to Amber, a fellow graduate from D.C.H.S. (Class of 1996). Together we have three amazing children, one at E.T.S.U. who graduated from here in 2017, one here at D.C.H.S. (Class of 2022), and one at Jonesborough Middle School (Class of  2026). I enjoy reading, writing, actively participating in church activities, fixing things, and exercise (especially running). 

I am here in my fourteenth year teaching overall, thirteenth at D.C.H.S.  I enjoy teaching high school students and watching them grow and deepen their learning as they travel the journey of their time with me. 

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email me at balle@wcde.org (preferred). You may also call the school at (423) 753 -1150.