Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256-233-6603


Degrees and Certifications:

M.S. Elementary Education, Alabama A & M University B.S. Elementary Education, Athens State University B.S. Early Childhood Education, Athens State University Reading Specialist Certification, Alabama A & M University

Mrs. Jada McHalffey

Hello!  WELCOME to SECOND GRADE!  My name is Jada McHalffey.  I'm married to John McHalffey and we have twins, Kara and Kade.  My husband, John, works for Nucor in Decatur.  Kara and Kade will be sophmores in college this year.  Kara is going to UAB and Kade attends Calhoun.  I've lived in Athens all of my life.  I'm an Athens Eagle at heart.

I think I've wanted to teach school for as long as I can remember.  After high school, I attended the University of North Alabama for three years and then completed my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Athens State College.  I did my student teaching right here at Brookhill in the first grade.  About a year later,  I earned my Early Childhood Degree from Athens State College.  I have a Reading Specialist Certification from Alabama A&M University, and I earned my Master's Degree in Elementary Education at Alabama A&M University.  This will be my 19th year teaching!

I am honored to get to teach your child in second grade this year.  I absolutely love my Brookhill Family and  I am very compassionate about my students.  I am dedicated to go above and beyond to ensure that every one of my students is successful.  Second grade will be an amazing year for your second grader.  They are becoming readers and writers, and I love being a part of that!  I will be communicating with you often about my classroom plans, your child's progress, school events, and other activities as they emerge.  I look forward to working with you to make your child's second grade year a fabulous one!