Jamie McGinnis

Hello. My name is Jamie McGinnis. Originally, I am from Steubenville, Ohio (just 35 miles west of Pittsburgh, PA). I am married to my high school sweetheart and have been with him for 15 years (8 years married). My husband, Ben, is also a Computer Science Teacher and is the Director of Instructional Technology at Saint Francis DeSales High School in Columbus. We have two sons (Liam, 4 1/2 and Luca, 1), and they are our world. We also have three miniature Dachshund dogs. We live in Pickerington and love being a part of this amazing community!

I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2009 with a Bachelor's in Science particularly in Human Development and Family Sciences focusing on Middle Childhood Education. I pursued a Master's Degree from The Ohio State University in March 2012 in Education. I did my student teaching experience at Harmon Middle School (which is when I fell in love with the school) in 6th grade. This is my 7th year teaching here.

I have always had a passion for teaching adolescents since I can remember. When I went to college, I grew to love the theories, history, and methods behind education. Now, I have become an advocate for my profession and hope to instill and empower my students to love to learn as I have.

I’m a Mac. Anything that has to do with Apple, I probably own one. I even named my three dogs after Apple (CAMi-- iMac backwards, Mac, and Safari).

I am very excited to teach 6th grade ELA and Social Studies this year!

Pickerington is an amazing place to be, and I feel privileged to be a part of this pride-filled community. If you ever have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.

Go Bucks!

Education

Master's Degree in Education (M.Ed)
The Ohio State University (2011)

Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Development & Family Science
focusing on Middle Childhood Education
The Ohio State University (2009)