About Mrs. Griffin

My name is Jacinda Paige Griffin and I have been a resident of Missouri for my entire life.  I am married with two children and two dogs.  My ultimate goal is to teach everyone to read!

Professional Background:

Bachelor of Science in Education 2008 with a concentration in Early Childhood

*Qualified teacher for Birth-6th Grade

Kindergarten teacher for 11 years

PAT Parent Educator 3 years

Speech Implementer 2 years

Dyslexia Interventionist 2017

Certified Dyslexia Therapist 2019 -- (Program accredited by the  International Dyslexia Association)

Masters of Science in Education of Reading December 2021 - (Master's program accredited through the International Dyslexia Association)

Board Certified Cognitive Specialist - March 2022

Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist- March 2022

Currently licensed in Missouri and Arkansas from age ranges:  Birth-12th grade

Employment and Business:

Private tutor and business owner 2017-present

Public School System

Substitute teacher 2005-2008

Kindergarten teacher 2008-2019

PAT Parent Educator 20012-2015

Speech Implementer 2019-2021

Reading intervention and speech improvement program provider 2021-2022

I taught in the public school system for 14 years.

International Dyslexia Association - member - 2021-current

Bernie Chamber of Commerce - member - 2022-current

Decoding Dyslexia Missouri - member - 2022-current

Reading League of Missouri - member - 2023-current

I also have experience in: 

retail sales

restaurant industry

laundry services

pageant coaching

pageant director

event announcer

community event planner ( for my school district, Parents as Teachers, and local organizations)

past president for my local Chamber of Commerce

article writing

political campaign volunteer

graphic design

Needless to say, I've stayed pretty busy over the years.


Halloween, skulls, fairy tales, learning, the brain, weird history, my home, holidays, sleep, organization, the color black, sushi (cooked), teaching, the movie Steel Magnolias, the movie Beetlejuice, Miranda Lambert, cotton, Pepsi, beauty pageants, The Dollar Tree, Shein, Aldi, TJMaxx,  Target,  TikTok,  saving money, having my nails done, massages, pampering in general, my friends, and - OF COURSE - my precious family.

I HAVE THESE products and LOVE THEM! 

Amazon Wishlist of what I own!

My Amazon WANTS list