Mrs. Jana Combs

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Mrs. Jana Combs

I am Jana Combs and I teach 8th grade ELA and honors ELA.  I am excited about the 2018-2019 school year and getting to know my students!  
A little about myself:  I received my undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Middle Grades Education, with areas of concentration in English and Social Sciences.  I also received my Master's degree from Piedmont University with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  This is my 21st year teaching.  I have taught 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th grades.  I currently live in Calhoun and am married to Bill Combs.  We  have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.  The oldest 2 children are my step children but I refer to them as my "bonus kids".  Our oldest daughter Christine is a registered nurse, but currently stays home to raise her 3 children.  William lives in Atlanta and is an accountant.  Our grandchildren range in age from 2-7.  I have 2 children of my own.  My daughter lives in Atlanta and is an interior designer, and my son joined the Air Force in December. He is currently stationed in Minot, North Dakota and works on missiles.  Being an "empty nester" has been quite an adjustment for me.  I haven't decided if I like it or not!  We have 3 dogs but they just aren't the same as kids!  

In my spare time I enjoy reading, working in the garden, hanging out by the pool, and traveling.  I love animals and music and enjoy going to concerts as much as I can!  My favorite concerts to go to are 80s bands.  The past few years I have seen Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, MC Hammer,  KC and the Sunshine Band, Duran Duran, and Foreigner,  I have also seen Janet Jackson, Shania Twain, and my last concert which was my favorite, Justin Timberlake.