Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Early Childhood Education, Alabama State University State of Georgia Educator Certification -Early Childhood Education (P-5) -History (6-12)
Mr. Jesse J. Walker, III
I am a native Pontiac, Michigan yet I spent the majority of my childhood in Decatur, Georgia as the youngest of five children. I hail from a family of numerous educators as I am a third generation educator. My parents upheld education as one of the pillars of our family values. Upon graduation from Southwest DeKalb High School, I accepted a band scholarship to Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. In concert with a four generation family legacy at ASU, I became the 27th member of my family to graduate in August 1999.
During my 21 year educational career, I have been honored to serve in the following capacities: Third grade (self-contained), Fourth and Fifth grade Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics and Social Studies, High School Social Studies, Assistant Band Director/Percussion Instructor Druid Hills High School, and Adjunct Professor of Reading, Mathematics, and English at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
As I embark upon year 22 in education, I am delighted to be a 7th Grade Social Studies teacher as well as Head Coach of the 7th Grade Lady Jaguars Basketball team here at Austin Road Middle School. The 7th grade team has reached the playoffs for the past two consecutive seasons. #goladyjaguars
In the religious community, I serve as the Youth Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Stockbridge.
My greatest honors are being the husband of Casandra Lewis Walker and the father of two children: Noelle and Jace.
Education is not just a career for me, its in my blood, its the air I breathe, its my purpose of living. I love being a educator for there is nothing else I rather be.