Subjects Taught
Math, Reading/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies


    My name is Ms. Jessica Hale.  I will be your child’s 2nd grade teacher. I am a native of DeKalb County and have always had a dream to teach.  I graduated from Tennessee Tech in May of 2007 with a degree in Education K-8 and was praying to get the call to work at NES.  I was hired in July of 2007 and was thrilled to except a position at NES. I am very excited to be teaching in the second grade. :)

     My philosophy of education is that learning should be fun, inspiring and organized.  Education should be a balance of many different approaches because all students are different and should not be expected to learn the same way. I believe that when children go to school and become students they need to receive an education not just schooling.   If my classroom were being observed one would see many things going on throughout day.  Students would never be sitting idle doing nothing.  School is a place of learning; therefore supplemental activities will always be provided for students to do when finished with their assignment.  For instance I strongly believe in having different centers, this activity helps keep students on task and is a great time to individually assess students.  Although my class may not always be quiet, we will always be productively working towards a goal.  A quote by William Batler Yeasts helps to explain my philosophy of education.  He states, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lightening of a fire.”  

EISENA WebmailMy Benefits ChannelSchool Maintenance RequestsSkywardTech RequestTime KeeperStar 360About The SchoolAdministrative FormsCalendarClass ScheduleHandbookHighlightsLatest NewsLibraryLunchroomParent FormsPrincipal's CornerSchool PublicationsSchool StaffSpotlightWeek At A GlanceSchool Improvement PlanAchieve the CoreCPALMSFunbrainSheppard SoftwareWonderopolisKid CentralJourney's ResourcesReadWorksNEWSELAAccelerated ReaderFollettAAA MathCool Math GamesEasy MathsIllustrative MathInside MathematicsLearnZillionMath CatsStudy JamsYummy MathXtraMathStudy JamsLeapsLEGO LeagueNews from the NestStudent HandbookNES MatrixNES Newsletter Report Card 14Parent Compact PamphletParent/Family Involvement Plan Parent/Family Involvement Plan (Spanish)Parent/Teacher/Student CompactParent/Teacher/Student Compact (Spanish)Parent Guide to TNReadyParent Letter PBS Expectation MatrixAcademy ManagementAcademy of ReadingAcademy of MathEasy IEPEarobicsEducation CityStar 360TENMARKSBrainpopClass DojoEnvision MathGoogleLearn360Moby MaxOnline StopwatchPearson AccessPlanBookeduTNCoreSocrativeRanda SolutionsTN Ready BlueprintsThink CentralMoby Max (1)Studies WeeklyNumber WorldsMICATIMEJessica HaleJennifer HerndonBalloon TypingBeach TypingCity Sky TypingDance Mat TypingDesert TypingEarth Typing DefenseHalloween TypingScary Witch TypingSpace Words DefenseSpeed TestSunrise TypingThe Typing PlaygroundTouch TypingTyping of the GhostsWizard Typing