Hi! My name is Jessica Bach and I am a Reading Specialist at Southern Boone Primary School. My favorite part of my job is working with kids and seeing them become successful readers and writers. I love what I do, the kids I work with, and their amazing families.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri and a Masters Degree in Literacy from MU as well. I have additional certifications in Special Reading, Early Childhood, Library/Media Specialist, and Reading Recovery.
My husband,Andrew, and I have three children (Emily, Katie, and Molly). We moved to Ashland in the summer of 2011 from Columbia, MO. As a family we enjoy playing games, swimming at the lake or the beach, hanging out with friends, watching musicals, and taking vacations to national parks or Disney World. My favorite National Parks are: Zion, Arches, Mesa Verde, and Acadia. But I also love the Everglades, Bryce Canyon and Sequoia...it's too hard to choose just one favorite!!
I am very proud to be a part of such a terrific school and team of teachers. Southern Boone really is the best place to be!
I grew up in Hallsville, MO and received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I also have a Master's degree from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in Tulsa, OK, Warrensburg, MO, Columbia, MO and Ashland, MO. My family has been living in Ashland since 2013 and I have been teaching at Southern Boone Primary since 2020. My husband, Steve, and I have three children (Kerington, Axson, and Brecklyn) that attend Southern Boone Schools. We love living, attending, and working in the Southern Boone District. Reading is my passion, I love helping students develop a love for reading by introducing new books, teaching letter sounds, reinforcing sight words, and working on fluency.
I am originally from Independence, MO, and I am the oldest of seven children. I taught for 6 years in other districts before coming to Southern Boone in 2012. I love living here, working here, and raising my three children here. My teaching philosophy is simple: I believe that every child can learn! My job is to make learning fun, so that every child wants to learn! I will work with you, your child, and the other learning specialists in our school to make sure your child gets the best school experience possible.Amanda CatlinMy name is Amanda Catlin and I have been with Southern Boone Primary since 2014. I am an Ashland Native but now live in Columbia, Missouri. I received a Masters in Elementary Education/Reading Specialist Degree from Columbia College. I worked as a second grade teacher for five years and excited for my journey as a Title 1/Reading Recovery Teacher. I am extremely passionate about reading and believe every student deserve the best instruction to accomplish reading! I have a son in Middle school named Dallas. We also have a cat at home named Evie Bea and a dog named Coco Mae. In my spare time, I enjoy working out, dancing, and baking.