Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Joni James


My name is Ms. James, and this will be my 4th year teaching at Grannemann Elem.

I graduated from The College of St Benedicts in Minnesota.  I received a Bachelor of Arts in Education and have hours toward my Masters in Education.  I am a mother of two children and have 1 grandson. I have been a teacher in various districts in Missouri gaining experiences from various social economic and cultural backgrounds.

My profession as an educator began in the year 1979.  Teaching is my passion as well as my Ministry.  I have committed my life as an educator to have an impact on our future generation and soon to become leaders.   I know one thing that will never change; to teach and mold the minds of children, to nurture our children and let them know that you have an interest in their lives.  My job is to educate the “Whole Child”, focusing on their academics, their Spirits, their social and emotional needs.

My wish is for each student to see the light in this world, in themselves, and in others, to believe in themselves, and come to learn that they can do anything and become anybody that they want to become in order to be a positive contribution to the world.   TEACHERS SHAPE THE WORLD************************