Phone: (469)752-9000 ext 39053
Degrees and Certifications:
BA- English Literature - Texas A&M University-Commerce MEd- Educational Administration - Lamar University English Language Arts & Reading 8-12 ESL Supplemental EC-12
Mr. Jerrod Kay
Hello! I'm Jerrod Kay, and this is my fifth year teaching at Plano East. I'm extremely excited to be a part of the Panther family. I teach IH Humanities 1 with Mrs. Evans, and I am the team leader for English IV. I have a true passion for teaching, and my goal this year is to help all students foster a love for reading and learning. In Humanities, we hope to cultivate a generation of life-long learners who can use our course in concert with the rest of their schedule as a springboard into the rest of their academic lives. In our English IV class, I hope to be able to have meaningful conversations about literature from across all genres and by writers hailing from all backgrounds.
I am commited to delivering learning experiences that I hope will engage my students and inspire them to rise above our situation and contribute to the world around them in a meaningful way.
I am married to Jennifer Kay, who teaches elementary PE at Centennial Elementary over in the Plano West cluster, and we have one son, Easton, who is 9 and is in 4th grade at Hedgcoxe Elementary in Plano. One other interesting fact about me is that I'm actually a Plano East alum, class of 2002. I previously taught all levels of English 1 at Clark High School where I served as the English 1 team leader as well as the English department co-chair. When I'm not teaching, I love watching sports, especially baseball, as I am a lifelong Texas Rangers fan. I also love playing golf and coaching my son's sports teams.
My Class Schedule for 2023-24
1/2- IH Humanities 1
3/4- IH Humanities 1
5- English IV
6- English IV
Humanities- Wednesday 8:15-8:45 or by appointment
English IV- Tuesday 4:30-5:00 or by appointment
If you ever have questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. Email is always the best way to get in touch with me; I try to return emails within 24 working hours, so if you don't hear back, feel free to send another reminder. I'd be happy to find a time to meet with you or speak to you over the phone depending on your preference.