Phone: 229.409.5578


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music Certified in Early Childhood, Music, and Middle Grades Reading, Language, Science, and Social Studies Gifted Endorsement

Joi Kinnett

Hello!   I have completed 36 years of teaching and I have no plans to retire in the near future. I taught music for 21 years before moving to fifth grade and I taught 5th grade  for 12 years at Ben Hill Elementary School.  For the past three years, I have taught 6th grade ELA.  Now, I am taking on a new challenge and serving as the RTI (Response to Intervention) coach at Fitzgerald High School College and Career Academy. I graduated from Fitzgerald High School with honors and four years later, graduated from Valdosta State College with a Bachelor of Music degree.   I am so excited to begin this new chapter in my career.  We have a great school  system with awesome teachers who care about students.  My favorite part of my job is the look on  students' faces when they realize that they CAN succeed!