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Mrs. Jennifer Smith

I was born in Smithville and grew up in the Kansas City area. I love being back in Smithville and I married a Smith as well.  I have an awesome husband and three great kids who challenge me and make me grow. Amanda is 21 and a senior in college, Jordan is 18 and she is starting college, and our son, Alex is 11 and is starting middle school.   

I knew I always wanted to be teacher but began my career working in non-profit fundraising. I earned my elementary education degree from Missouri Western State University and started teaching in 2005 and then went on to earn my Masters in 2008 in Special Education, Gifted Focus, from University of Missouri-Columbia. 

I have taught in both Missouri and Kansas schools but I have always worked in smaller districts and appreciate the community support and involvement they afford. I value the collaboration of all stakeholders in creating an environment where students thrive.

My hobbies include cooking, travelling, geneology, reading, historical movies and life-long learning.  I am thrilled to be here and look forward to a great year!

”The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.”

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