• Ed.D. in Educational Leadership/Curriculum and Instruction/Reading, Liberty University
    • Dissertation: Character Traits in Newbery Award Winning Books 1997-2007
  • M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Action Research Project: Spelling Centers: How Socialization and Hands-On Experience Help Students
  • B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Southwest Baptist University

Selected Publications

  • Bryant, J. & Cavner, D. Discipleship Curriculum "Global Kids of the Kingdom"
  • Bryant, J. “Up Close and Personal with J.B. Cheaney” in The Missouri Reader
  • Bryant, J. & Fox, J. “IRA Memories to Cherish” in The Missouri Reader 
  • Bryant, J. “A Jaunty Jive with Judy Young” in The Missouri Reader
  • Bryant, J. & Fox, J. “A Good Dose of PD” in The Missouri Reader
  • Bryant, J. “A Dynamic Dialogue with David Harrison” in The Missouri Reader

Selected Presentations

  • Bryant, J. & Shuler, C. (2016). Reading Recipe for the Write Stuff, MOEL Conference, Osage Beach, Mo.
  • Bryant, J. & Shuler, C. (2016). Writing Like a Thief, MOEL Conference, Osage Beach, Mo. (Also presented at: Bolivar Schools PD Day, Bolivar, Mo; and Lakes Country Council IRA meeting, Bolivar, Mo.)
  • Baggert, B., Bryant, J., Samek, T., & Shuler, C. (2016). Teaching Content's a Snap with Poetry and Apps, International Literacy Association, Boston, Mass.
  • Baggert, B., Bryant, J. & Fox, J. (2015). Poetry's Legit for Teaching Content Lit, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Bryant, J., Fox, J., Samek, T. & Shuler, C. (2015). Literacy Pop Rocks, MOEL Conference, Osage Beach, Mo.
  • Bryant, J. & Spurgeon, K. (2013, 2014, 2014, 2016, 2017). Co-Teaching as a Best Practice, SBU, Bolivar, Mo.
  • Bryant, J. & Fox, J. (2015). How to Read a Story, MOEL Conference, Osage Beach, Mo.
  • Bryant, J. (2015). Finding God's Purpose for YOU! SBU Welcome Week, Bolivar, Mo.

Related Experience

  • Former kindergarten and first grade teacher
  • Co-Teaching Training with Ken Spurgeon each semester for our teacher candidates and cooperating teachers
  • Professional Development to Local Schools on the Topic of Guided Reading and New Standards
  • Served as Co-Editor of The Missouri Reader and on the Board for the Missouri Literacy Association
  • Peer Reviewer for The Missouri Reader
  • Established own Teacher Pay Teacher Store

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri State Council of the International Literacy Association
    • Board Member and Former Co-Editor of the State Journal
  • Student Missouri State Teachers Association
    • Club Sponsor of SBU Chapter
  • International Literacy Association
    • Teachers Choices Awards Co-Field Leader
  • Children's Literature Association
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Parent Teacher Association—Bolivar School District
  • National Association for the Education of the Young Child

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Life Beautiful Award, SBU, 2016
  • Lewis E. Schollian Endowed Chair
  • Orien B. Hendrex Distinguished Teacher of the Year
  • Served as President-Elect of Faculty Senate 2015-16
  • Served as President of Faculty Senate 2016-17

Church/Community Service

  • Attends Lakeside Assembly of God Church, Pittsburg, MO
    • Children's Church Teacher
    • Christmas/Easter Program Director for Children and Adult Choirs
  • Member of Esquire Ministry Outreach on Wednesday Nights, Bolivar, MO
  • PTA Member for Bolivar Schools
  • Drama Participant at Pure Joy Women's Ministry Outreach