Phone: 205-871-3516 ext 8522
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Mr. John Pledger - Civics/Geography/Ancient World History
I am John Pledger and I teach 7th grade Social Studies and 8th grade World History. I am also the Head Coach for the Freshman Football team, head JH girls golf and assistant coach for Indoor Track. This is my fourth year teaching and coaching at Mtn Brook Jr High.
I am originally from Hokes Bluff, AL and graduated with a Master's Degree from Jacksonville State University and have an Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership and a M.A. in Instructional Leadership from the University of Montevallo. I have teaching certifications in Social Studies, Health and Driver Education.
I have been teaching and coaching for 20 years, including serving as defensive coordinator at Oak Mountain HS, Foley HS, Homewood HS and Chelsea HS.
I am married with 5 children (Alec-7, Ayden-7, Anna Claire-6, Adelaide-4 and Anderson-3) and we live in Mountain Brook. So when I am not teaching and coaching, I am spending time with my family, usually playing outside.
I am excited about the things that we will do in the classroom this year. Mountain Brook Jr. High is an incredible place to learn because of the dedication of the teachers, administration and parents. I am blessed to belong to such a wonderful community.