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    Jessica Tompkins
    LK 129
    Tutorials: M-TH  3-3:30, and by appointment
    Stephen F. Austin State University
    Bachelor Major: Journalism & English
    Masters: Educational Leadership
    About Me
    Welcome to journalism, publications and English III! I am proud to help students create the Yellowjacket Yearbook and Clarion News for AHS. 
     I have been teaching journalism in the district for the past 15 years, and this is my fifth year at AHS. I also coach academic journalism for UIL competitions.  I have a degree in journalism/ English from Stephen F. Austin State University, land of the Lumberjacks. Axe' Em Jacks! Last May, I graduated with a master's degree in educational leadership from SFA, as well. 
    I love news and information, and spend way too much time reading news from different media outlets around the world. I strive to teach students to become better readers, writers, advertisers, designers, photographers and critical thinkers.
    In my free time, I take a lot of pictures and do freelance writing, and spend as much time as I can with my husband and two young daughters. I love animals and have two dogs, two cats, a tortoise and a parakeet at home. 
    The best way to catch the newest information about assignments and grades, is to make sure students and parents are apart of the Google classrooms. The class codes are given in class and are also located on the syllabus sheets. Most assignments will be turned in this manner. Please reach out to me via email for questions and concerns. jtompkins@alvinisd.net 
    Class Schedule
    1st- English III 
    2nd- conference
    3rd- newspaper/journalism
    4th- English III
    5th- Yearbook
    6th- Conference/ publications supervisory
    7th- Yearbook
    For more information about AHS publications please visit our news twitter and online paper: 
    Twitter: @AlvinHSNews
    Clarion News Online: jacketnews.com