I have been a Kindergarten Teacher at Donelson Elementary for 5 years. I love instilling a love for learning in the lives of each child that enters my classroom.

I look forward to serving the many teachers who are a part of this wonderful association.

PE specialist at Lakeland ES


I am lucky to start my 13th year of teaching with Lakeland School System, of which the last 8 years have been at Lakeland ES. This is my 2nd full year as the LES AR for GALEA. I graduated from the University of Memphis in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree. My husband, 15 month-old daughter, and I enjoy all kinds of sports, especially UofM basketball and football. I am also a life-long Chicago Cubs fan, and think this is the year that they will finally win another World Series!

Position: 4th grade teacher at Arlington Elementary

This is my 16th year of teaching. I teach fourth grade math and science. I hold a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a Master's degree in Administration and Supervision and a +45 in Educational Theory and Practice.  

I believe that to be effective as an instructor, I must create a safe environment, where children are allowed to interact and collaborate.  I believe that students should be in an environment that promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

I also believe that teachers should be in a safe environment where they can collaborate effectively and voice their concerns over issues that affect them (directly or indirectly).  

I serve as an association rep for GALEA at Arlington Elementary.  GALEA has given me the opportunity to meet people who are just as passionate about education and who are willing to serve both their students and their colleagues.

Arlington High School-entering 5th year
Science Teacher
Basketball Cheer Sponsor-entering 5th year
Co-Sponsor Multicultural Club-entering 2nd year

Currently 1 of 2 ARs for AHS-entering 3rd year

I am Jamesa Boling and I am the proud parent of two young men, Justin and Jeremy Cox. In addition I have been blessed with four grandsons Jadon, Brayden, Bryson, and Karson. I was born in Key West and have been afforded opportunities to live in many states across this great nation.

I have been a Special Education teacher for 19 years, 12 of those years have been at Arlington Middle School. I co-teach 7th and 8th grade Math. Currently I am the schools representative for GALEA. In addition I am the proud sponsor a signing group called Happy Hands.

I am also a proud member of Tennessee Education Association and the National Education Association. It is my desire to work with these organizations to help fellow educators through the ever-changing phases of education. I strongly encourage all educators and stakeholders to get involved and advocate for the profession that makes all other professions possible.

“Let me Help Communicate the Vision.”

Current Direct Qualifications

  • Current 2016-2017 GALEA Secretary.
  • Highly Qualified English Intervention Teacher for Arlington High School.
  • Active member in NEA, TEA and the local educational associations since 1993.
  • Municipal Local Steering Committee Member, assisted in GALEA by-laws.
  • Attended 2015 TEA Civi-cation, discussion with local State Representatives
  • Site Area Representative for several years, assisting in administrative mediation and working on a SCEA Communication Committee.



  • Masters in Teaching, University of Memphis
  • Masters of Communication, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication with Marketing Minor, Memphis State


Other Credentials

+Taught 19 years for Shelby County Schools:

English Standard/Honors, Speech Communication, Intro to Theatre, Intro to Film and Video and Television Production.

+Worked in Television Production/Advertising/Marketing for a decade:

WMC-TV, Walker and Associates, and Robinson and De La Rua Advertising, WEZI-AM/FM, WRVR-FM.

+Broadcast a television magazine school program for 20 years.

+Assisted in Bolton High School Main-Stage Theatre Productions for 15+ years.


Theatre Lock-ins, Scholastic Beauty Pageants, Talent Shows, Dances, etc.


Theatre Clubs, taking New York /California Trips (20-65 people).

+Attends Hope Presbyterian Church:

HS Committee Leader - Music Liaison & Communication.

Small Group Member/Leader/Instructor.

+Sings semi-professionally.

District Director for Lakeland
Elementary Music Teacher
28 years of teaching experience in the state of TN.
I taught at Shelby State Community College,
for 7 years, Shelby County Schools for 18 years, and this is my 3rd year with the Lakeland School System.
I was a member of SCEA for 18 years and I have been a member of GALEA for 3 years.