Mr. K. Hemmings
Middle School Life Skills
Hello everyone! I am Kellen Hemmings and I will be kicking off my first year here teaching at JMPS with our middle school Study Skills class and high school Logic.
I was born and raised here in Tempe, Arizona along with my two younger brothers and younger sister.
While the experience of being a full-time teacher is still relatively new to me, being a James Madison Patriot is not. From my eighth grade year of middle school to my senior year of high school, I played basketball and baseball here at JMPS. As a homeschooler, I loved to find an encouraging and supportive community that welcomed me into their group. Aside from sports, I also did some volunteer work, sat in on several different classes while waiting for the team to leave for games, and studied for and took the PSAT through JMPS.
When I was not playing sports for JMPS in high school, I competed in the homeschool speech and debate league STOA in dozens of events for five years, and was a part of Boy Scout Troop 7, achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout my senior year.
After graduating high school in 2018, I moved to Purcellville, Virginia to attend Patrick Henry College. During my time there, I worked on earning a dual major in American Politics and Policy, and Economics and Business Analytics through a five-year program. Due to a chronic illness that developed during my junior and senior years of college and the recent passing of my father, I moved back here to Arizona to be with family. Currently, I am working on finishing the last few classes towards my degree.
Even though I am still working on finishing the last few requirements of my education, I got something more out of college then I could ever hope to achieve in my life when I met and fell in love with my wife Katie. We are excitedly (and impatiently) waiting for the birth of our first child this coming February.
With whatever free time I am able to find I like to read, watch and play sports, workout, go on hikes, complete various home projects, and travel.