Jay Culpepper is the new eighth grade United States History teacher at Madison County Central School. Culpepper is also a football coach for Madison County High School and Madison County Central School. He was born in Madison. This is his fourth year of teaching and his first year of being back at Madison after spending his first few years in Hamilton County. Culpepper and his wife, Kaitlynn, have one son and another child along the way. “I saw [teaching] as a way to directly affect the culture and attitude of an entire community,” said Culpepper. “I love teaching because I get to directly impact the lives of young people and keep them on track on a daily basis.”
Culpepper loves the variety and simple fact that he gets to do something different every day, as “no two school days are ever the same.” While Culpepper wants to give his students a general knowledge of history, he also wants to promote a fun, proactive learning environment and impact a student’s life on a daily basis through his teaching. “We don’t know what kind of battles and struggles a child might face at home, but one thing I can do is assure them that they are loved and cared for when they enter my classroom,” said Culpepper. He is very excited to be in Madison County and seeks to improve the school system every day. Changing the culture of Madison County’s school system with “positivity and a smile” is something Culpepper looks forward to this year.
“We have a long way to go, but I can assure that in just a few weeks, I’ve already seen things change for the better,” said Culpepper. Outside of work, Culpepper enjoys coaching football. “I coach football with an awesome group of guys that care about Madison’s youth just as much as I do,” said Culpepper. “It takes up a ton of my time.” He looks forward to watching the MCHS Cowboys play in the state championship in Orlando in December. When he isn’t out on the field with the Cowboys, Culpepper enjoys going to concerts and riding Madison County’s dirt roads with his wife and son.
1. Photo Submitted. Jay Culpepper is the new eighth grade United States History teacher at MCCS and looks forward to impacting the lives of his students.