Welcome to Mrs. Strom's Home Page. I teach eleventh grade AP English Language and Composition and twelfth grade AP English Literature and Composition at Paris High School. This is my twentieth year at PHS, my twenty-ninth overall as a teacher.
I was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, where I graduated from Murrah High School. I attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where I received a BA degree in English. My graduate work is in Supervision of Instruction from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
I have taught for twenty-nine years in Jackson, Mississippi at Jackson Preparatory School, at Travis Junior High in Paris, and at Paris High School. I am married to Dr. Bert Strom and have three children: Kelly George, who is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, is married to Ben George, an Air Force engineer, and lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where Ben works for the Air Force’s Space Command; Paul, who also graduated from the Academy, is married to the former Jennifer Smith, and is an Air Force pilot and instructer based at Scott AFB in Illinois; and Jordan, who is a graduate of Texas A&M University at College Station, is married to A.J. Pitkin, and lives in San Diego, where A.J. works for a real estate investment trust firm and Jordan is the Children’s Director at her church. My children have blessed Bert and me with eight beautiful grandchildren: Nathan George, Andrew George, Katie George, Gracelyn George, Taylor Strom, Evan Strom, Judah Pitkin, and Georgia Pitkin.
My passions are my family, my faith, and my students. I feel very blessed to be able to teach at Paris High School and to work with such wonderful faculty, staff, and students.