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 Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you. My name is Patrick Ballard and I will be teaching seventh grade math this year.  I received my degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Education from Lipscomb University. I also have my Master’s Degree in Data Science from Lipscomb University.  I just moved to Denham Springs from Spring Hill, TN and I have four kids who range in age from 8-20.  I look forward to a great year of hard work and I am proud to be teaching your child at Southside Junior High School!


   I use google classroom for just about everything we do and you can keep an eye on things from there and also the calendar.  There are helpful links to the right for tutoring and practice.  If needed, tutoring at school, is on Wednesdays from 7:15 - 7:45.  I firmly believe that the best education will take place when the parents, students, and teachers work together as a team. With that in mind, feel free to contact me by email at  I assure you I will work diligently to make your child’s classroom environment both engaging and productive.  Thank you again for this opportunity to introduce myself. Best wishes for you and your family this school year!





Mr. Patrick Ballard

7th Grade Teacher

(225) 664-4221