About James

James is a Mississippi educator born and raised in South Jackson.  He attended JPS schools for 11 years, then graduated from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.

James has been in education since 2005, teaching at both the middle school and high school level.  He also serves as a teacher consultant for the Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute, and was a Common Core trainer for the Mississippi Department of Education for their 2013-2014 Middle School Language Arts Cohort II.  He holds a master’s degree in secondary education (MAT-S) from Mississippi State University and a specialist degree in educational leadership (Ed.S) from The University of Mississippi. James was the recipient of the Ole Miss School of Education’s 2013 Andrew P. “Ike” Mullins Award for excellence in educational leadership. 

In April, James married the beautiful Robbie Henry of Cleveland, Mississippi.  James, Robbie, and their cat Zooey live in Southaven, where he teaches 8th grade science at DeSoto Central Middle School. Robbie is a graduate assistant in the Speech Language Pathology program at The University of Memphis. Zooey enjoys taking naps and burrowing in couch blankets. cropped-1375099_520740444670292_494446588_n1.jpgzooey

5 Comments

  1. Ron Bolen

    I tried to leave a comment on one of your blogs, but it would not go through. Please let me know if this one does. It was in regard to the rethinking of snow days. Thanks.

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    1. jacomans (Post author)

      Post it again. I have it set to where it has to get approved to go through. That’s just to limit shenanigans from goofballs and sales people. 😉

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  2. Frank Thomas

    James, I just discovered your site from a remark by Graham on facebook. I am really interested in what you say and post. Retired from AWBC now but still teaching at Mississippi College. fht

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    1. jacomans (Post author)

      Thank you so much, Dr. T! I appreciate the support!

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  3. AB

    I just discovered your article about “Hannah” and it meant a lot to read about her plight. I, too, am in a same-sex relationship and teach in Southwest MS. No one at my school knows I am in a committed relationship and it kills a bit of my spirit every day when a co-worker volunteers how much they disapprove of LGBTQ people. My partner and I are planning on getting married soon and I don’t even know how to begin to handle the situation. I am a leader in my school but I know that everything will change when I am outed by merely changing my insurance paperwork.

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