McMahan, Jack - 8th SS
Welcome to Our Classroom!
8th Grade:North Carolina in the American Experience
McMahan Academic Team
(Bond,Durstock, Mundhenk, McMahan)

Welcome to North Carolina in the American Experience at Valley Springs Middle School.
The study of history is my passion. I want to pass that love on to my students in which they can see a connection from our past, to their world today, and to their futures ahead.
I will give my utmost effort to the students in the McMahan Academic Team. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. It's Great to be a RAM!
Professional Information:
  • B.S Degree: Appalachian State University- Middle Grade Education in the areas of Social Studies/History and English/Language Arts
  • Earned National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Social Studies/ History

Past Career Experiences:

  • Weaverville Middle School 
  • Black Mountain Middle School
  • Charles D. Owen Middle School

Career Highlights:

  • Black Mountain Middle School Teacher of the Year
  • Charles D. Owen Middle School Teacher of the Year
  • Owen District Teacher of the Year
  • Buncombe County Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year
  • Clinical Teaching Faculty: UNC-A
  • Buncombe County Schools Teacher of the Year
  • Regional Finalist- NC Teacher of the Year
  • Sam's Club Teacher of the Year
  • Who's Who Among America's Educators
  • Elderhostel Presenter- Montreat Conference Center "Southern Appalachian Culture and History"

Personal Information:

  • Married to Rachel McMahan-Retired Owen District Teacher
  • Children: Bradley McMahan, Assistant Principal, Charles D. Owen High School, Emma M. Buchanan, 1st Grade Teacher at Fairview Elementary School. Granddaughter, Ellie McMahan!!!


  • Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center  Foundation    
  •  Christ Community Presbyterian Church-Montreat
  •  ASU Athletic Foundation


 Jack McMahan


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