About the Teacher

About the Teacher

NAME: Jamie Loftis

SCHOOL: Livingston Academy

CLASS: U.S. Government

SCHOOL PHONE: 931-823-5911

Email: jloftis@overtoncountyschools.net

My name is Jamie Loftis. I live in Rickman with my wife, Amy, and our children, Brooklynn, Tyler and Levi. Amy teaches fourth grade at A.H. Roberts Elementary School. Brooklynn is ten years old, Tyler is five, and Levi is seven months old.

I graduated from Livingston Academy in 1992 and received my B.S. in History from Tennessee Tech. in 1998. I earned my M.A. in Instructional Leadership in 2010 and my Ed.S. in 2011 from Tennessee Tech. This is my 19th year of teaching and my 15th year coaching baseball at Livingston Academy.

In this class, students will study the purposes, principles, and practices of American government as established by the Constitution. Students are expected to understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens and how to exercise these rights and responsibilities in local, state, and national government. Students will learn the structure and processes of the government of the state of Tennessee and various local governments. The reading of primary source documents is a key feature of United States Government and Civics standards. Our goals are to gain a greater understanding of United States government on the local, state, and national levels. You should also gain a better understanding of how government directly affects you, and how you affect your government. In order to satisfactorily complete this course, you must attend, pay attention and complete your assignments.