Mrs. Tequilla Balfour

Phone: 910-353-2147


Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelor of Science in English Education: University of Georgia (Grades 6-12) - Gifted Endorsement Certificate - Master of Education in Instructional Technology: Kennesaw State University (P-12) ** Graduation Date: May 2020

Mrs. Tequilla Balfour


I am eager to serve as your scholar's 2018-2019 English/language arts teacher. I am looking forward to all that we will accomplish together this school year. I have lived in Atlanta, GA my entire life until this summer when I moved to Jacksonville. I recently married my high school sweetheart and U.S. Marine in March 2018, so I am a newlywed adjusting to married life and life in a new (much smaller) city at the same time. 

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education from the University of Georgia in May 2017 (certified to teach grades 6-12) and completed my first year of teaching in Gwinnett County, GA. This is my second year teaching 8th grade language arts. During my first year of teaching, I received my gifted endorsement certificate to add onto my teaching license. This summer, I began my Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology through Kennesaw State University; I am set to graduate in May 2020. I am anxious to embed the ideas I learn through my master's program into my classroom, especially with HCMS being a 1-to-1 school. I am looking forward to a great school year!

Please feel free to reach out to me if there are ever any questions or concerns.