Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Spalding

Jonalyn Spalding

1st-grade teacher

(816) 316-7844


Years of teaching experience:

5 years of experience


Area of expertise

Early childhood education


Educational background

2016 Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, UMKC

2002 Masters of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida

1993 Bachelors of Science in Criminology, Florida State University

Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I changed careers so that I could make a difference in a child’s life. I strongly believe that every child should have the opportunity to receive a quality and equitable education. Nothing gives me greater joy than seeing a child’s face light up when they understand something they were once struggling with.


Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and our dogs and horses.