Phone: 573-842-2400


Degrees and Certifications:

BA English and History, University of Arkansas MA English, Kansas State University MFA English, University of Iowa

Ms. Janet Lynn Roach

Hello! Welcome to my homepage.  My name is Janet Roach, and I teach Freshmen English and Forensic Debate at Waynesville High School. I look forward to working with students and parents in order to make student achievement and growth a reality. 

I grew up in McDonald County Missouri and pursued my bachelor degrees in English and History at the University of Arkansas. Following my bachelor's degrees, I completed a master's degree in English at Kansas State University. Finally, my terminal degree is a master's of fine arts from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop.

I am an avid writer and reader and spend a good deal of my time with pen or book in hand. Among other projects, I am working on a novel. I write everyday, and I know the perils of a blank page. In short, I understand the frustration that may accompany writing or learning any new task or concept. I feel it is important for a teacher to compassionatelly understand what it is ike to sit on the other side of the desk as a student and learner. 

I am thrilled to be a teacher at Waynesville High School, and I look forward to meeting both students and parents. Parent and student participation is essential for success in the classroom. Please know I am here to help, and if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.