Mrs. van der Smissen

Phone: 832-736-6600


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education Early Childhood-6 Generalist Certification

Mrs. van der Smissen

About Me

        Hello, my name is Jennifer van der Smissen and I am a graduate of the University of Houston. I am married to my best friend, CJ, and we have two beautiful daughters named Eliza and Amelia. We also have a cat named Hobbes and a Westie named Alibi. I love teaching and I look forward to coming to school each day to make learning a great experience for my students. I come from a military family and was born in Germany. Having moved around a lot as a child, I love to travel. In my spare time I enjoy crafting, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

I hope to make this an exciting and great year for my students as we go through 1st grade!

My Favorites!

Color: Purple and Green

Animals: Owls and Dragons

Season: Fall and Winter

Flower: Daisies and Succulents

Drink: Coke Zero, Barq's Rootbeer, and Coffee

Snack: Monster Trail Mix- the one with the chocolate bits ;)

Sweets: Raffaello, Lindt/ german chocolate, and Reese’s Pieces

Store: Target, Hobby Lobby, and Amazon

Fast Food: MOD, Arby’s, and Panera

Restaurant: King’s and Olive Garden


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Here’s how you can contact me


Phone: 832.736.6600 and leave a message. I'll call back within 24 hours.

Message me on REMIND: Text @vds1819 to 81010 to create a message thread and to sign up for my text alerts.

You can also send notes in your child’s daily folder.