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Bob Jones High School
Advanced Diploma


Auburn University
Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering Degree

Athens State University
College of Education
Alternative Baccalaureate-Level Certification (ABC) in Mathematics


Bob Jones High School

August 2010-present

Math Department

  • Algebra II with Trigonometry
  • Algebra III with Statistics
  • Honors Precalculus

Engineering for Tomorrow (E4T) Academy

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Engineering Internship: Research and Design


My name is Jessye Gaines and I teach in the Engineering for Tomorrow (E4T) Academy at Bob Jones High School.  I was born and raised in Madison, AL, and am a very proud product of Madison City Schools (West Madison, Horizon, Discovery, Bob Jones).  After graduating from Bob Jones (go patriots!) in 2006 with an Advanced Diploma, I attended Auburn University (war eagle!) for four years and graduated with my Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree in May 2010.  As a college student, I worked during my time off for U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command on Redstone Arsenal as a student engineer from June 2006-August 2008.

During my time in Auburn, I was selected to be a member of the Cupola Engineering Society, serving as a Samuel Ginn College of Engineering ambassador.  During my service, there was nothing I loved more than traveling to high schools to recruit young people for AU engineering, and giving tours of the campus to potential college students and their parents.

It was an honor to be selected to join in the leadership of Bob Jones's Engineering for Tomorrow (E4T) Academy in June 2010.  Jeremy Raper began offering engineering courses to Madison students in 2007, and from the single class he initially taught , its success has grown it into a four-tiered academy.  Mr. Raper transitioned from a science teacher to a full time Engineering Academy teacher in 2009, and in 2010 there was a need for another engineering teacher at Bob Jones.  I stumbled upon this incredible opportunity to join the BJHS faculty, and can't believe what a great fit it has been for me.  Teaching has been in my family for generations and I have a passion for engineering education in young people.

  The Engineering for Tomorrow (E4T) Academy is a four-tiered program, offering Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Engineering Internship: Research and Design.

In the spring of 2011, I began filling needs in the Mathematics Department and loved the opportunity to teach my favorite subject! 

In 2013 I completed my Alternative Baccalaureate-level Certificate (ABC) in mathematics.  This certification allows qualified individuals to begin teaching while working towards a teaching certificate.  Three years of teaching experience, along with coursework at Athens State University, earned me a mathematics teaching certificate, which I apply to STEM education.

I live in Madison with my husband, two daughters and Austrailian Shepherd.