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Welcome To Ms. Swafford's Classroom

I am so excited to be back teaching at Flinthills. The 2019-20 school year in science is going to be full of wonderful learning experiences and excitement. My main goal is to create a classroom environment where everyone feels safe, valued, challenged, and inspired. I hope by sharing my own love of science and learning, I am able to engage my students, encourage curiosity, and instill life-long learning.

A little about me:

I was born and raised outside of Rosalia on our family ranch.  I graduated from Flinthills High School and went on to attend the University of Kansas, earning a degree in human Biology.  Go Hawks! I then went to Wichita State University, where I earned my teaching degree and a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction. My first teaching assignment was at Flinthills Middle School.  After four years at FMS, I took a position at Wichita State University as a coordinator for a national science curriculum and also oversaw Lake Afton Observatory. After WSU, I taught high school science in El Dorado for 3 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom for twelve years to my three sons.  I stay busy helping on the ranch and raising my boys.  In my spare time (ha!), I love to read, fish, build various things, and spend time outdoors.

Contact Information:

  • j.swafford@usd492.org
  • 620-476-2215 ext. 1044

Courses Taught, Duties, and Coaching Positions:

  • 6-8 Science 
  • High School Biology

Education and Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology 
  • Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Daily Class Schedule:

  • 1st:   7th Grade Earth/Space Science       
  • 2nd:  6th Grade Science    
  • 3rd:   8th Grade Life Science  
  • 4th:   10th Grade Biology  
  • 5th:      
  • 6th:     
  • 7th: