Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. Teaching of Foreign Languages (French) B.A. Drake University - International Relations B.A. Simpson College - French 5-12 French 5-12 Spanish 5-12 World History 5-12 All Social Sciences
Ms. Jessica Smith
6th and 7th Grade French and Spanish
Bonjour! ¡Hola! My name is Jessica Smith. This is my fifth year teaching 6th and 7th grade Modern Language at Prairie Ridge. I am an Ankeny High School graduate and love that I get to teach in the same district that I grew up in. I have a BA in International Relations from Drake University and another from Simpson College in French. I just finished my Masters of Arts in the Teaching of Languages over the summer from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to French, I hold Spanish and All Social Sciences endorsements. I love traveling and learning about different cultures. I have been to France three times and I have traveled in Spain, Morocco, and Canada. In my free time, I like to keep up on current events, spend time with my family, roller-skate, and watching Doctor Who. I have a daughter named Evie who loves to skate and practice aerial silks. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone this year and to seeing some familiar faces!