8th Grade Advanced ELA Introduction Video


    8th Grade Advanced ELA/US History Introduction Video


    Kyle Crockett

    Room 310


    Welcome Message

    Greetings, my friends! My name is Kyle Crockett, and I am so excited to begin the 2020-21 year at Germantown Middle School. This is my sixth year at GMS, and I can't wait to get started with 8th Grade Advanced English and Language Arts and History. You have a genuinely wonderful group of people at your children's disposal and your own, and I could not be more honored to work among them in building relationships with all of you and setting your children on the all-encompassing path to academic, cultural, and societal success that GMS takes so very seriously. I look forward to meeting all of you and working together to make this school year one of growth, collaboration, and success.

    About Me
    I was born and raised in Hattiesburg, MS, but my whole family has been in Jackson for more than 50 years. It seems only fitting that my first job should bring me back! After high school, I attended the University of Mississippi. There, I graduated from the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College with a B.A. degree in History and a minor in Classics. Music and culture are vastly important to me. I have played piano since kindergarten, and have used the instrument to more fully explore the world of music--particularly classical and jazz in regard to piano--as well as to satisfy my itch for attaining a more complete understanding of music's beautiful intricacy. Most often though, you'll find me listening and telling other people to do the same.
    Another great love of mine is the world of literature, and the deeply enriching perspectives it can instill in all of us. Literacy, language, and a love of reading is the key to developing a true connection with the world around us and the people and places that make it so fantastic. Words lie at the heart of all that we do, both intellectually and morally, and constant attention to them creates in each of us a desire to perpetually learn and grow, as well as a mind to respect ourselves and others as contributors to a world fueled by thinkers and innovators. It is my sincerest hope that I can work with your children to hone our skills as intellectuals and strive to find the very best version of ourselves in whatever way that we can. 
    This is my sixth year as a teacher, and my sixth as a Maverick. I couldn't be happier to be here.
    Again, I am so very thankful for the opportunity to develop relationships with you, your children, and this truly magnificent school. I will begin posting information and links as soon as I can that may be helpful for you, and I look forward to meeting each of you!! Don't hesitate to get in touch!
    Very Best,
    Kyle Crockett