Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Grade Education Recipient of the Alegeron Sydney Sullivan scholarship and fellow. Participant of the NC Homework Study 2018-2020
Mr. Justin Josey
I am excited to welcome you to my class! My name is Justin Josey. I am a 7th grade math teacher here at Highland Middle School. While this is my first year teaching at HMS, it is not my first year teaching. I have taught 7th grade math for 3 years at Harnett Central Middle school, and for one of those years I also taught 7th grade science as well.
I graduated from Campbell Univeristy in 2017, where I studied Middle Grades Education with a dual primary focus in Math and Science. While I was there I was an Algernon-Sydney Sullivan Scholar as well recieving the Campbell School of Education Professional Education Award for 2017. Since my undergraduate degree program I have also worked for Sylvian learning centers as well as Harnett County Schools. I have been a part of the NC and National Homework study, as well as worked with HCMS with establishing their Multi-Teired Sturcture of Support (MTSS) to be ready to impelmented for the 2020-2021 school year.
I am still continuing my education working on my master's in school administration, and I am honor to work with Highland Middle School as I go through the program. With all of this being said, I always put my students education first before any of my own professional goals. The students have a right to a great education, and I will deliver it. My philosphy is that math is just another langauge. No one is truely bad at it, rather they just need some more practice. Student success is through practice, we will do a lot of word problems, and practice problems in class. Students will be challenged. My class is challenging, however, as long as you do the work you will never fail.
Along with teaching math, I also enjoy coaching First Lego League Robotics. I do not know if we will be able to compete this year, but I hope we will be able to. I was the head coach and co-founder of the Robo-Raiders at Harnett Central Middle School, and I look forward to competing against them given the opportunity.
Outside of school, I am happily married. My wife Kimberly Josey is also a 7th grade math teacher at Highland Middle School. We met while in the same Math Class at Campbell Univeristy. We have a dog named Homie, he is a white-haired maltese and loves to cuddle as well as being a "big baby" when he meets new people. My hobbies outside of school is traveling. I have been to 4 different countries (5 if you county the British Virgin Isle's). I enjoy hiking, listening to music, playing some video games, as well as spending time with my wife.
I look forward to getting to meet you this year. We will have a great year.