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Mrs. Jackie Roland
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"- Helen Keller
Welcome to my page! I was born and raised right here in Columbia. I graduated from the University of Missouri in 1999 with my degree in Physical Therapy and I have been practicing ever since. Although, I have worked as a physical therapist in several settings, I found my niche in the Early Childhood Special Education. For the past 18 years I have been working with children with special needs, primarily children age 3-5. I love working with and helping children become stronger and more independent. Working with children is truly rewarding for me, and it keeps me young at heart. I also enjoy collaborating with the classroom teachers, support staff and other specialists in early childhood. I became a part of the CPS Early Childhood team in 2013.
Outside of work: I am lucky to have met and married my high school sweet heart. We have three wonderful children who keep us pretty busy to say the least! We are also animal people, so we have cats, and dogs. I enjoy swimming, walking, hiking, cooking, listening to music and above all, hanging with my family in my spare time.