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  • Jessica Smith
    Instructional Coach 
    Cedar Hill Elementary - 573-659-3160
    The best way to reach me is by email. 
  • Welcome to my webpage! I'm the Instructional Coach for Cedar Hill Elementary!  This is my 17th year in education and my 12th year as a reading specialist for the Jefferson City Public Schools, but my first year as an Instructional Coach.  As the Instructional Coach, I support the all of our teachers at Cedar Hill.  For 9 years I served as a Reading Recovery teacher  for JCPS at Lawson and Cedar Hill.   Prior to my Missouri Reading Specialist certification, I spent 3 years teaching 6th grade and 2 years teaching 2nd grade at Cole R-V Elementary.  In May of 2006, I completed my Reading Recovery Certification from Southwest Missouri State University.  I received my Master's in Education from William Woods University and my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Lincoln University.   

    My husband and I just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary in June!  We also  have an adventurous, fun loving five year old son, who keeps us busy when we are not at work or school!  When I'm not at school, I love to be outdoors.  I enjoy biking, running, hiking and camping.   Our family loves to travel!  We love visiting National Parks  and exploring cultures of other countries.  I enjoy reading a great book, but now my greatest joy is sharing the love for  reading with my son.