Mrs. Jenni Gilmer

Phone: 817-408-4800 (school)


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Journalism from SMU M.A.T. from LaGrange College

Mrs. Jenni Gilmer

Hello! I have taught at Acton Middle School since 2016. I’m thrilled to be here!

Before moving to Granbury, I taught 5th grade ELA in Pilot Point (north of Denton) and 6th grade ELAR in Newnan, Georgia.

I grew up in Richardson, just north of Dallas. I graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in journalism, and I was a reporter for The Dallas Morning News for five years. After that, I was a public relations specialist for several companies/organizations including for former Texas Governor Rick Perry and the Dallas County Community College District.

With a career like this, you might wonder why I became a teacher. In 2009, my husband Dave and I moved to Georgia to help start a church. We lived in the country, so it was almost impossible to find a job in public relations. At that point, I realized that it would be incredible to share my love of writing with students, so I went to graduate school. I earned a master’s degree in teaching from LaGrange College and became an English teacher. I purposely chose to teach middle school students because they are my very favorite age!

It's going to be a great year -- go Pirates!