Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education Early Childhood-6 Generalist Certification
Mrs. van der Smissen
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!
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
Looking to purchase for our classroom?
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.