Tierney, Jay


Middle School English, Middle School Grammar

Email: jtierney@sjcatholicschool.org

Instructor’s Website: http://sites.google.com/a/sjcatholicschool.org/mr-tierney-s-8th-grade-literature/



BA in English & American Literature from Brown University

MA in Teaching (MAT) in Middle Grades Language Arts from Clemson University

Graduate Student Certificate of Excellence Award from Clemson University

WYFF Bi-Lo Golden Apple Award Recipient, 2006

National Education Association (NEA)

South Carolina Middle School Association (SCMSA)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Kappa Delta Pi

I began teaching in: 2003
I began at SJCS in: 2003

Reading, especially classic literature, Tom Clancy, Catholic apologetics, science fiction and adolescent literature. Keeping up with my children: William, Mimi, Elle, Rhett, Patrick, and Charlie. Assisting my wife Kate at her flower shop and restaurant, TWIGS.

Favorite Quotes:
“Smart is not something you are, it is something you become.”

“Gort, Klaatu barada nikto.”

Favorite Links:




Interesting facts about me:
I came to teaching late in life after reading Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life. I believe that I was called to teach at St. Joseph’s and to be part of this wonderful Catholic community. I want all of my students to know how thankful and excited I am to have the opportunity to teach them.


Department Tag(s): English