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Ms. Lea Michelle Jackson - Inclusion


Who I am...

I am a very happy Mom and Mimi!  I have four incredible children and three adorable grand-babies.  My oldest daughter is 27, married,  and is the proud owner of my two grandsons, ages 3 and 20 months, and my brand new granddaughter who is not even a month old!  My second daughter is 23, married and is pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Pharmacology.  My third and FINAL daughter is 12 years old and is an active 7th grade student here at OSMS.  Finally, God has a brilliant sense of humor.  He gave me my ONE and ONLY SON at the ripe old age of 40; just when I was too old to chase a rambunctious boy!  He is the light of my life and I had no clue what I was missing not having a son... until I got him!  He is a priceless treasure, as they all are, but he is my baby boy.  :)  I enjoy being outside and playing with my kids.  I would say that water is my happy place; I enjoy swimming, kayaking, and just plain old floating!  My additional interests are singing, reading, and coloring.




Prior to teaching, I had many years working with students with Special Needs of all abilities.  I was the director of a before and after-school childcare program for the YMCA for 5 years, and I directed a program for teens with disabilities, ages 12 - 21, for 4 years.  

I have been teaching Special Education for 8 years, and I am beginning my 3rd year at Oliver Springs Middle School.  The bulk of my teaching experience took place in Louisville, KY, however, being a country girl at heart, Tennessee is where I seem to thrive as a person and as a teacher.  I look forward to serving the Oliver Springs community for a number of years to come.  




2003 - B.S. Indiana University Southeast (General Studies / Minor - Religious Studies)

2005 - M.A.T. University of Louisville (Special Education / Learning and Behavioral Disorders)

2017 - Current Student at Carson-Newman University (Ed.D.)





Class Schedule:  1st period - 8:15 - 9:15 - ELA / Collett
                            2nd period - 9:20 - 10:20 - Math / Miller
                            3rd period - 10:25 - 11:25 - Social Studies / Roberts
                            4th period - 11:30 - 1:00 - ELA / Collett
                            5th period - 1:05 - 1:50 - RTI / ELA & Math
                            6th period - 1:55 - 2:55 - Planning
                                               2:55 - 3:15 - Movement


4-H Fall Party

We will have a 4H Fall Party on Monday from 3:30 - 4:30 in room 119.  If you are able to bring drinks, snacks, or paper items such as cups, plates, and napkins, please let me know so we can an accordingly. 

Homecoming Dress Up Days

Dress-up days for this week are:
Monday - College Team Day
Tuesday - Pajama Day
Wednesday - Western Day
Thursday - Purple and Gold Day
Friday - Crazy Hair Day
Students who dress up all 5 days will earn a free study hall pass!  

Plan for the Week of September 25-29

The plans for this week are to
  • complete warm-ups on Figurative Language to support their ELA instruction and to prepare them for their test on Friday, the 29th in their ELA classes.  
  • Begin a unit on  Finding the Main Idea of a passage
  • Read the book, The Girl Who Owned a City (as time permits)
****Also, we will have a 4-H meeting on Friday, the 29th from 3:30 - 4:30 in room 119.  

Lea Michelle Jackson
  • Teacher for 8 years
  • Inclusion Teacher for 8th Grade
  • Subjects: ELA / Math / Social Studies
  • 4-H Sponsor
Oliver Springs Middle School
317 Roane Street
Oliver Springs, TN 37840
ext. 1058