Jody Stallings

Jody Stallings
Moultrie Middle School English Teacher

Contact Information:  
(Email is the most efficient way to contact me)

Phone: 843-884-8756
Room #: C215

Courses Taught: 8th grade English

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Jody Stallings: Biography

My name is Jody Stallings, and I teach eighth grade English at Moultrie Middle School.

I grew up in Mt. Pleasant where I attended Mt. Pleasant Academy, Moultrie Middle, and Wando High School. I received my MA and a BA in English from the College of Charleston. 

When I was in middle school, my mother died of cancer. Shortly thereafter I knew I wanted to devote my life to helping and teaching adolescents. In high school, I had an inspiring teacher named Beverly Varnado. It was in her class that I knew I wanted to teach English and to inspire others the way she inspired me.

I've been a teacher of English since 1992. In addition to Moultrie, I've also taught eighth grade at Laing and Cario. I've received a few awards for excellence in teaching, including:

  • Charleston County Schools Teacher of the Year
  • Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year
  • CEA Finalist for National Educator of the Year
  • Teacher Leader of the Lowcountry
  • College of Charleston Teacher Recognition Finalist
  • Certification by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
  • College of Charleston's Alumnus of the Year 
  • WCSC Golden Apple Award

In addition to teaching English at Moultrie Middle School, I am an adjunct professor of English at American Public University, where I teach military personnel who are stationed all across the world. I am also director of the Charleston Teacher Alliance, a teacher advocacy organization.  

Aside from teaching, I'm also a writer. I've published short stories in publications such as The Storyteller and the College of Charleston Magazine. Additionally, I've also written several local works for adolescents including films, stage plays, and teleplays. I am currently completing the final book in the series of ten gothic romance novels about a small southern town.

My extracurricular activities center around adolescents. I currently serve as Youth Director for Mt. Pleasant Teen Bible Study, a local Christian youth organization. I also serve as Youth Minister for Citadel Square Baptist Church in historic downtown Charleston.

I am married to Stephanie who is also a teacher, and I have two children, Bronte and Brevin.