Mr. Jesse James

Phone: 252-514-6450


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science: Middle Grades English Language Arts & Social Studies Education

Mr. Jesse James

Hello, Everyone!  Thanks for visiting my page.  I can't believe this is year number thirteen here at HJ MacDonald Middle School.  I'm excited to be teaching both ELA & SS this year, as it has been a while since I taught both subjects.  I'm also looking forward to building relationships with my students and helping them become awesome learners as well as people.

My dad was in the Marine Corps, so I have lived in Arizona, North Carolina, California, and back in North Carolina.  I graduated from North Carolina State University in 2005 and definitely cheer on the Wolfpack!  I have lived in New Bern since 2007 and married my beautiful wife in 2008.  We have two active, fun-loving, outdoorsy little boys named Beckett(2nd Grade) and Elliott(Kindergarten).  When I'm not hanging out and playing with my kids, I'm probably playing some sort of sport.  From basketball to kayaking, or mountain biking to disc golf; I love sports.

As an educator my goal is to create better readers, writers, and life-long learners.  Creating better people and creative and critical thinkers is also something I strive to create within my classroom.  My classroom and assignments, approach to learning, homework policy, etc., may sometimes appear different than other teachers.  But know that I have the best interest of my students in mind.

As I said before I'm looking forward to working with all the students under my care this year!  I know we'll have a great 2019-2020 school year.