Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Kurdi

Hello! My name is Jak Kurdi and this is my second year in Plano ISD. I am originally from Allen, Texas, but I spent six years in Lubbock, Texas learning and teaching at Texas Tech University (Wreck 'Em!), and I consider it my home. While at Texas Tech, I earned both my bachelor's and master's degrees in English, and during my graduate studies I had the honor of spending two years teaching introductory and advanced Rhetoric and Composition to Texas Tech undergraduate students. 

I am a published poet with a passion for language, meaningful conversations, and fostering my students' growth with care, a little bit of humor, and curiosity. 

When I'm not at school, you could probably find me on a weekend hiking trip with my wife and dogs, enjoying a coffee at a local shop, writing a poem, or playing guitar. 

  • Phone ext: 27373


    Degrees and Certifications:

    Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

    Master of Arts in English, Creative Writing

    English Language Arts and Reading Grades 7-12

    ESL Supplemental Grades 7-12

  • Schedule:

    1st Period - English 1

    2nd Period - English 1 

    3rd Period - Conference 

    4th Period - English 1

    5th Period - Advisory/B Lunch

    6th Period - English 1 Honors

    7th Period - English 1 Honors

    8th Period - English 1 Honors

  • Tutorials:

    Monday/Friday from 8:20-8:50 am, and by appointment.