Meet Our Assistant Principal
Greetings from your assistant principal, Mrs. Cooper!

It is an honor to serve on the leadership team here at Smyrna Elementary.  I have bee with JCPS for over 10 years and served in the roles of teacher, special education teacher, and behavior support coach prior to my role as an assistant principal.  I obtained my undergrad degree from the University of Louisville in elementary and special education, a master's degree from Indiana University with an endorsement in English as a  Second Language, and my Rank I from University of the Cumberlands.  

At home, I have two beautiful children, a wonderful husband and three dogs.  We love attending U of L sporting events and going to the lake during the Summer.  I enjoy traveling to new places, especially those with beaches!

My passion is supporting students and working with families.  I hope to continue learning and growing with you and your child here at Smyrna.  Please feel free to reach out if there is anything I can do to assist you or your child.  

"Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss, you will be among the stars!"
Meet our Counselor
Hello from your school counselor, Jennifer Ruckriegel smiley

I have been at Smyrna for the past six years and have loved my time here watching our students grow academically, physically and emotionally.  I have been in education for 15 years as a teacher and a school counselor.  I obtained my undergrad degree at Morehead State University in Elementary Education.  My Master's and Rank One from the University of Louisville in School Counseling P-12.

At home, I am a mom to two beautiful girls and a wife to my husband of 10 years. We love spending time traveling, watching U of L sports, going to the lake and boating.  

I love being able to support the whole child and be an advocate for them to make sure all their needs are being met.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you or your child.  

"Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."  -J.M. Barry.