• Welcome to my Classroom

    John Jolly
    Email:  jjolly@iss.k12.nc.us

    "Preparedness is the key to victory and success."
              --General of the Army Douglas MacArthur
    "Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear...with the cry of grave national emergency.  Always there has been some terrible evil...to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded.  Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real."
              --General of the Army Douglas MacArthur
    My Classroom Mission
    To increase student literacy levels by implementing common core curriculum;
    To utilize blended learning strategies compatible with 21st century goals;
    To strive for growth on NC formative and summative assessments;
    To establish open communication among SIHS stakeholders.
    About Me
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         I am a 1973 graduate of South Iredell High School, where I participated in wrestling and track.  My B.A. and  M.A. degrees in English are from UNC-Greensboro, and I pursued additional studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.  At IU, I taught science fiction film and writing classes, and also served as an editor on a film journal. 
         My primary reasons for entering the field of education are my lifelong interest in books and reading, and my recognition of the salutary influence certain teachers--Mrs. Willie Smith, Dr. Richard Mize, and Mr. William Oliver--exerted upon my life. These individuals nurtured my intellectual and social development at crucial junctures. 
         My main hobby is photography, and from 1986 till the present, I have made more than 41,000 photos--film as well as digital--including several thousand documenting various demolition and construction projects on the Troutman and South Iredell campuses. 
         I also enjoy collecting books, music, antiques, and films.  My library of documentaries and feature films now numbers more than 22,000.  Some of my favorite movies include Vertigo  (1958), The Vikings  (1958), Forbidden Planet  (1956), The Invisible Man  (1933), and Way Down East  (1920). 
         An avid runner, I have not missed a weekday running since July 1993.  I am also a fan of college basketball--GO DUKE!!!!

Last Modified on December 5, 2017