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Jena Mabry

1st Grade Teacher

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About Me

Educational History:

I attended Jackson High School and graduated in 1994. 

I attended Southeast Missouri State University and graduated in 2005 with my Bachelor Degree.

I attended Southeast Missouri State University and graduated in 2016 with my Master Degree.

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education Birth – 6th grade.

Master Degree in Elementary Administration

Professional Development:

Attended professional development for cane instruction and braille for the blind.

Attended professional development for Autism.

Current Position:

This is my 14th year in teaching elementary education.  I’m currently in my fourth year of teaching in Sikeston School District.  I started teaching in Sikeston School District in 2016 at Matthews Elementary.  I taught 3rd grade my first year in the district.  The next school year I switched to first grade.  This is my third year teaching first grade in Sikeston School District.

Previous Position:

I started teaching in Cape Public Schools in 2005.  I taught for 10 years in the district.  In those 10 years, I taught three years in first grade and seven years in fourth grade.

I was also a paraprofessional in Jackson Public Schools from 1999 – 2002.  During my time, I had training with autism for working with a student who had autism.  I also had the priviledge of learning braille and cane instruction for working with a blind student.  

During my summers off and holidays off from school, I still work with the blind student that I worked with 18 years ago.

Family Information:

I have been a single mom for the past 6 years.  My daughter, Amanda is 20 years old and attends Missouri Rolla S & T.  She is studying to become a Civil and Architectual Engineer.  I have a wonderful boyfriend, Daryl who I spend lots of time with on his family farm.  We have a cat named Barney who we all adore.

Personal Information:

I was born and raised in Gonzales, Louisianna.  I grew up in the country sides of New Orleans, Louisianna.  As a little girl, I lived in a slave quarters house on Evergreen Plantation.  At the age of 5 I moved to Missouri through an adoption agency.  I was adopted by a lovely family and grew up on a farm in northern Cape County along the Apple Creek.

While I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I enjoy tailgating at SEMO football games with my friends.  We like going out and listeing to live bands and dancing.  I also enjoy spending time on the farm with my boyfriend and get the land ready for duck season.  If I’m not doing these things, then I’m working with my student who is blind.

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