Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in English B.S. in English Education M.A. in Secondary English Education Gifted Certified
Mrs. Jessica Kozak
This is my second year at Peachtree Ridge High School, though I've been a part of the cluster for the last 5 years as a teacher at Hull Middle School, as an active member on literacy vertical team, and as a member of the PTA both as an educator and a parent. This is my 14th year as a language arts teacher. I attended the University of Georgia for two undergraduate degrees: English and English Education. Additionally, I have a master’s degree in Secondary English Education from Piedmont College. As an educator, I see my role as crucial to shaping the leaders of tomorrow. It is my sincerest hope that every student I have the privilege of teaching grows as a reader, writer, speaker, and thinker.
I have been married for 14 years. I am the mother to a fiercely spirited, independent 10-year-old daughter and a humorous, inquisitive 6-year-old boy. Many weeknights and weekends are spent at Peachtree Ridge park with baseball or soccer. As a family, I love to travel and go on adventures exploring new places or events. Logically then, one of my biggest passions is reading. What better way to explore than opening a book and encountering new, historical, fantastical, or dysfunctional worlds? I hope to share this passion with my students and allow them to explore other realities, empathize with character’s struggles, rejoice with triumphs, and add different perspectives to their daily lives.
Block 1--10th LA SPIRE
Block 3--10th LA SPIRE
Block 4--9th Literature and Composition