My name is Kate Leary and I am the Instructional Coach at TJMS. I am super excited to be a part of the staff at TJ and look forward to working with all the teachers and getting to know as many students as possible!!I have worked in the Jefferson City School District since 2000. I taught 7th grade Science at Lewis and Clark Middle School for 16 years and also did one year of mentoring for two teachers through the University of Missouri's Fellows Program. I moved to Thomas Jefferson at the start of the 2017 school year and really enjoy my new role working primarily with teachers.I earned my Bachelor of Science degree at Michigan State University, my Master of Science degree from Boise State University, and my teaching certification from Lincoln University. In 2010, I became a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Science.Away from school, I enjoy time with my family. My husband, Alan, is a biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Our son, Zach, just graduated from Jefferson City High School and is going to Mizzou to study Exercise Science and Nutrition. Our daughter, Cassie, is a sophomore at JCHS and plays competitive soccer. We also have an awesome, 8-year old Brittany who is my husband's hunting dog and all-around hilarious family pet! The five of us enjoy time hiking and going non-stop to soccer events.
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