Jay Tierney

7th-Grade Grammar, 6th-Grade Religion


  • Middle School Quiz Bowl

Instructor’s Website:

  • https://sites.google.com/d/1o_0vaGt-2_AMJQQp8Eh3Ffxd0-8XwX2h/p/17ZyiSwRq4npk9ShjbpNmMsCkm9gmunih/edit


  • 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, Charlie, Marie, and Terri Lynn. 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.”

An Interesting fact 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.

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