Meet Our New Principal, Faculty and Staff
for the 2018-2019 School Year

Jake Watson
Mr. Jacob (Jake) Watson, Principal
Jake is coming to us from the Tipton School District.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in TX with a degree in Business.  He started working in a K-12 school during college as a classroom assistant and discovered a passion for teaching.  He then went on to obtained his Alternative Pathway to Teaching Certificate as well as a Master's in Education from the University of Central Missouri.  Jake is currently working on his Specialist Degree in Administration from Northwest Missouri State and intends to graduate in 2019.  

Monica Dietzel
Ms. Monica Dietzel, 
2nd Grade Teacher
Monica is returning home to Jamestown to teach 2nd Grade after graduating this past May from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg with a degree in Education.  She is working toward certification to teach Elementary Education for Grades 1-6.  

Rachel Traver
Mrs. Rachel Traver,
4th Grade Teacher
Rachel has recently received her Initial Professional Educator's Certificate and this will be her first full-time teaching position.  Before coming to JHS, she worked as a substitute teacher at California.  Prior to substituting and being a stay-at-home mom, she worked for the MO Dept. of Social Services for nearly 18 years.
Jonathan Armistead
Mr. Jonathan Armistead,
High School Math Teacher
Jonathan is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri where he obtained a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education.  During his time at Mizzou, Jonathan worked as a tutor for the Athletics Department.  He just finished his student teaching at Rockbridge High School in Columbia, MO.

Gabe Kirkpatrick
Mr. Forest Gabriel (Gabe) Kirkpatrick,
Jr. High Math and Science Teacher
Gabe received his undergraduate degree and a Masters of Education in Education Psychology from Wichita State University.  He taught calculus, physics and Algebra 2 for a semester at Guangdong Overseas Chinese High School and has served at a substitute teacher for the Wichita Public School System.

Jay Thompson
Mr. Ethan (Jay) Thompson,
Physical Education Teacher, 
Jr. High Boys Basketball Head Coach
Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach, and
Jr. High Girls Basketball Assistant Coach
Jay obtained his Education degree from Central Methodist University in Fayette.  He is also certified for Secondary Physical Education.  For the past 2 years, he served at the assistant coach for the Glasgow Varsity Girls basketball team which made it to the Final Four this year.  He served under the tutelage of head coach, Molly Monnig, who happens to be his sister.  

Kimberly Fishback
Mrs. Kimberly Fishback,
High School Special Education Teacher
Kim is coming to JHS from the Jefferson City Public School System.  She received her degree in Education from the University of Akron.  She also holds a certificate in K-12 Physical Education. She taught P.E. for many years in Taos, MO and with Columbia Public Schools.  

Karen Schlup
Mrs. Karen Schlup,
Head Cook
Not a new face, but a new position, Karen will be taking over for our retiring head cook this fall.  Karen has served as a full-time cook for the past year and previously substituted as a cook when needed.  She is a graduate of Jamestown and is currently working on obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree from State Fair.

Ms. Kelsey Roush,
PAT Parent Educator
Kelsey is working toward a degree in Psychology from Lincoln University in Jefferson City and expects to graduate in May 2019.  She has worked in childcare facilities for several years, creating activities and games to provide a learning environment for children ages 3 months to 8 years.  

heather duncan
Mrs. Heather Duncan,
Heather is coming on board as an aide for our students that need additional help throughout the day.  She is a graduate of Rock Bridge High School in Columbia and has served as an in-home daycare provider for the past 6 years.  She has also served at a substitute cook at school.  
Starting this fall, all three of her children will be at Jamestown as well.  
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  • Daily Announcements
    Posted Aug 16, 2018, 7:51 AM by web Eagle
  • School Supply List 2018-2019 To print: click here
    Posted Jul 27, 2018, 3:51 PM by web Eagle
  • Job Postings for 2018-2019 School Year Positions to be filled:Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant CoachSubstitute Nurse Applications can be printed from this link and either mailed, faxed or emailed to Dr. Gretchen Guitard.
    Posted Aug 11, 2018, 7:03 PM by web Eagle
  • Open House - August 14 Open House will be August 14 from 5:30-7:00.  There will be Chromebook video/agreement signing for 7th graders and new students as well as Chromebook pick-up ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2018, 9:17 AM by web Eagle
  • Gym closed: July 23 - August 10 The school gym will be closed July 23 through August 10 for routine maintenance.  Thank you for your understanding and assistance.
    Posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:51 AM by web Eagle
  • Sports Physical Schedule
    Posted May 8, 2018, 8:00 AM by web Eagle
  • Doors open at 7:40 am Remember that the doors to the lobby do not open until 7:40 a.m.  Please do not drop your student(s) off until after that time.
    Posted Aug 26, 2016, 12:14 PM by web Eagle
  • Bus Route Updates by Text or Email Parents of bus riders may sign up with "Remind" to receive notice of delayed routes and other situations as they occur. You may contact the school office for more information ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2018, 8:36 AM by Christina Griffin
  • Sports Updates by Text or Email Anyone wishing to get sports updates (reminders, announcements, cancellations) by email or text can go to the following for an app:
    Posted Dec 18, 2015, 8:08 AM by web Eagle
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  • School Board Notes
    Posted Aug 13, 2018, 2:58 PM by Nickie Dedrick
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  • Construction Updates!
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  • New Tunnel Video
    Posted Nov 13, 2017, 6:31 PM by web Eagle
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Our new Counselor and Superintendent's Secretary
joined our team 2nd Semester last year

Mrs. Hannah Wilson,
K-12 Guidance Counselor
"My name is Mrs. Hannah Wilson, and I am thrilled to be Jamestown's Guidance Counselor. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University. I received my Master of Arts degree from Adams State University in the fields of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. I currently hold the credentials of Initial Student Services for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a K-12 School Counselor and am a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  I am originally from St. Louis but have spent the last eight years living around the globe due to my husband's active duty Army career. We were fortunate enough to live in Tennessee and Hawaii before returning to our home state. I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, reading, and traveling. I am thankful to be living in Missouri again and working in Jamestown; this is a wonderful community!"

Mrs. Nickie Dedrick,
Superintendent's Secretary
"I went to the University of Missouri Columbia and have a BA in Anthropology.  I worked for the University of Missouri Hospital for 8 years with the last year being in research for the Missouri Orthopedic Institute.  I grew up here in Jamestown and now I'm raising my family here.  I love to spend time with my family outdoors and playing sports, traveling, and reading."