Mr. Jonathan Smith's 8th grade Literacy and Pre-AP class

Mr. Jonathan Smith



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Mr. Jonathan Smith

I am thrilled to start my second year at GJHS. This will be my fifth year as an English language arts teacher. I spent three years teaching high school and Advanced Placement courses in South Florida after attaining my Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. GO GATORS! I am originally from Miami, Florida, I love the outdoors, fishing, diving, reading, and exploring new places.


This year I will be teaching 8th grade literacy and honors classes, as well as the inaugural 8th grade pre-AP course. I intend to show all of my students the importance and usefulness of becoming a master of language. Students will be empowered to strive for greatness in and out of my class, becuase the qualities that make a great student of language will make a great athlete, a great employee, and a great citizen. 


 **Tutorials and test corrections are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays before (7:15am-7:45am) and after (3:40pm-4:30pm) school.**


Email me at: with any questions or concerns. Please allow 48 hours for a response, but I will get back to all emails ASAP.