Phone: (205) 685-8100


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in English from University of Montevallo (2000) M.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Alabama (2003) M.Ed. in Secondary Language Arts from University of Montevallo (2005)

Mrs. Jessica Walden

TMS 6th Grade Summer Reading

All students will read The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. A pacing calendar can be found on all Reading 6 teachers’ TMS webpages. A project related to the book and/or content will be assigned when students return to school.


About Mrs. Walden

I grew up just a few minutes away from Alabaster in Columbiana, Alabama. I am the oldest of three sisters, and I love spending time with my family--especially my nieces and nephew. My husband Brian and I met in 2005 and got married in 2007. We share our home with two very spoiled cats named Joey and Harrison.

I started teaching sixth grade English at Thompson Middle School in 2005. During my time as a sixth grade teacher, I have had the opportunity teach Advanced English, ESL Sheltered English, and reading classes in addition to standard English. This year I teach 4 classes of standard English and an ESL Sheltered reading and English class. This is my 17th year in the classroom.