Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education, Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University), Springfield, MO

Mrs. Jana Lakatos

I began my teaching career in 1992 as a 5th grade teacher in St. Joseph, Missouri.  I then married my husband George and we moved to the Lake of the Ozarks where I taught 4th grade for 5 years in Camdenton, Missouri.  After spending 10 years as a stay at home mom to our two boys, Campbell and Jackson, I joined the Smithville School District in 2008 as a member of the 2nd grade team.  I feel very blessed to work alongside such a wonderful group of teachers.  I love to teach children and believe that all students are special and have great potential for learning.  When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my family, read books and take photographs.  My family is also very involved in our church.