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Faculty Profile
Jeff Horner
History Teacher; Chair of Blended Learning
Jeff Horner currently serves as an Upper School history teacher and the chair of blended learning. He began at Whitefield in 2008. Prior to serving in his current roles at Whitefield, Horner served in independent, Christian schools in San Diego, CA, and Raleigh, NC, as both history department chair and director of summer programs. A school educator since 2001, Horner has also worked for the College Board, presented at the Georgia Independent School Association, and provides SAT tutoring for students throughout Cobb County. His career began as a high school humanities teacher, from which he progressed to positions of greater responsibility. He has taught at both the Upper School and Middle School levels. Horner has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Letters from Trinity College, University of Bristol, and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Education from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

On a professional note

Why I love teaching:
To me, teaching is helping a student catch a small glimpse of the incredible amount of knowledge in the world that helps illustrate to us the fallenness of mankind and the faithfulness of God. In teaching history, we get to examine the fingerprints of God intervening in our world at times to keep and protect his people.

On a personal note

My family:
I met and married my wife Elizabeth while teaching in Raleigh, NC; we have two sons, Michael and Brian. We are thrilled to be back in the South, where we can buy instant grits and Duke's mayonnaise in the grocery stores once again.