Jessica Sampley

Phone: 251-968-4747


Degrees and Certifications:

Jessica Sampley

Coach Sampley is originally from the small town of Arley, Alabama, on Smith Lake. She has been teaching and coaching at GSHS for four years. She teaches Advanced Placement Literature and Composition, dual enrollment English courses, Creative Writing, Journalism, and English 12. She coaches JV volleyball, assists varsity volleyball, assists track and field, sponsors Equality Club, sponsors the senior class. She is also Assistant Athletic Director. She has been teaching and coaching for 16 years, 14 of which have been at the high school level. Coach Sampley loves teaching seniors and loves finding ways to help students make real-world connections with school work. In her free time, Coach Sampley loves to travel, write poetry, collect vinyl records, garden, sing karaoke, cook, and attend concerts. The beach is her happy place. 


Current Courses and Schedule

Advanced Placement Literature and Composition, Dual Enrollment English 271 and 272, English 12, Creative Writing

1st period: AP Literature/Dual Enrollment

2nd period: English 12

3rd period: Planning

4th period: English 12

5th period: English 12

6th period: Creative Writing

7th period: AP Literature/Dual Enrollment

8th period: Planning


Sports Currently Coaching

Assistant Athletic Director

JV Volleyball, Head Coach

Varsity Volleyball, Assistant Coach

Track, Assistant Coach



Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership, University of West Alabama, will complete August 2019

M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership, University of West Alabama, December 2017

MFA in Creative Writing, poetry thesis--Tuscaloosa to Tupelo, North Carolina State University, May 2005

BA in Psychology, University of Mobile, May 2001

Advanced Diploma, Valedictorian, Meek High School, May 1996


AP Literature and Composition Summer Reading List and Instructions


Parent Survey, 2018-2019


AP Literature and Composition Syllabus, 2018-2019


English 12 Syllabus, 2018-2019


Creative Writing Syllabus, 2018-2019