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Ms. Jodi Bryant

Hello and welcome to fourth grade! This will be my twenty first year teaching and I can't believe it has been that long. I am originally from Pocatello, Idaho and am the only member of my family to have moved away.  My children and I love living in this area.  I attended Idaho State University in Pocatello where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.  I continued on to gain a Master's Degree in Special Education. This will be my eighth year teaching fourth grade. I've also taught kindergarten and many years in early childhood special education. 
I have three great children ages 19, 17, and 3.  My oldest, Kaitlyn, graduated from Meridian High last year and is attending ISU.  Emalee is a senior at MHS.  She has a fun and spunky personality which keeps us laughing at home.  My youngest, Joseph, is having a great time exploring his toddler world.  He loves trucks and digging. His favorite phrase is "Let's do this!" I love to run and spend time outside.  
I love teaching at Chaparral.  For me it is a great place for students and families.  My own children spent their elementary years here.  I have high expectations of my students and myself.  I believe we all need to be working together and take full responsibility for our roles within the classroom.  I truly enjoy fourth graders and watching the changes they make during the school year. Their fun personalities and can be pretty wise when they have opportunity to share their thoughts.