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 two 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, co-sponsors the fishing team, sponsors EQ Club, and co-sponsors the senior class. She has been teaching and coaching for 14 years, 12 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: English 12

2nd period: AP Literature/Dual Enrollment

3rd period: AP Literature/Dual Enrollment

4th period: Creative Writing

5th period: English 12

6th period: Newspaper/Website/Social Media/Literary Arts Journal

7th period: Planning


Sports Currently Coaching

Assistant Athletic Director

JV Volleyball, Head Coach

Varsity Volleyball, Assistant Coach

Track, Assistant Coach



M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership, University of West Alabama, will complete 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

English 12 Summer Reading 2017-2018