Phone: 660 366 4391

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Early Childhood and Elementary Masters of Arts in Reading

Mrs. Shirky

Welcome to Second Grade!!  I am Mrs. Shirky and I am so excited to teach Second Grade!! I have been teaching Second Grade for 10 years now, three years in Sedalia District and this is my seventh year at Otterville! I was born and raised in Sedalia and graduated from Smith Cotton in 2007. I went to University of Central Missouri (UCM) and graduated with a Bachelor's in Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary in 2012.  I earned my Masters of Arts in Reading through Grand Canyon University in 2020. 

I love Second Grade because I feel like this is the year that the students become very independent.  It is exciting to watch them start from the beginning and feel that confidence to grow and explore!  We have so much fun learning about many different stories and comprehension/reading strategies, new math skills like regrouping with addition and subtraction, and science skills like learning about life cycles of chicks, frogs, and butterflies.  There are so many new and fascinating things to learn in Second Grade!

I am married to Shad Shirky and we live in Clifton City.  We have a sweet little boy named Ben and are expecting our second baby in November!  I love spending time with my family and playing outside with Ben! We have two sweet dogs named Hoss and Molly that are my fur babies as well!  

Please always feel free to contact me with any questions and/or comments any time!!  I can respond to email most often jshirky@ottervillervi.k12.mo.us  or call the school and leave me a message during the day (660) 366 4391.