Phone: 256-437-2136


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. 1995, History University of Tennessee at Chattanooga B.A. 1996, Anthropology University of Tennessee at Chattanooga M.A. English Literature 2008 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Teaching certifications completed in AL, TN, GA.

Mr. Neal Privett

My name is Neal and I teach World History and Dual Enrollment English at North Jackson High. My main academic interests are prehistoric man, ancient civilizations, and literature. I enjoy teaching very much and love the classroom atmosphere. I love to see students learning about other cultures and the world we all share. I love seeing students engaged and filled with the wonder of new knowledge that will help them grow. I studied history, anthropology, education, and English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. My work experience is varied. In the late nineties, I was an Archaeologist, working in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and Montana on prehistoric and historic sites. Some of the interesting finds I was involved with included Paleo-Indian points that were at least 9,000 years old,  as well as an iron coffin from the 1850s. I have also worked in retail and insurance. When I am not at school, I usually work on the farm, raising cattle with my Dad. In addition to teaching, I am also a published writer, an actor, and a painter. I have traveled in Africa, Europe, and the American west. Teaching at North Jackson is the most rewarding duty I have ever fufilled and I am happy to be on staff here.