Meet the Teachers:


Emily Hunt

In 2002, I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in biology.  Working with children has always been my passion, so I went to Xavier University to pursue a future in education.  In 2004, I finished my Master's Degree in education with a certification in 7-12 life science.  I have taught 7th and 8th grade science at Mariemont Junior High School since 2004. I am the middle school science content area specialist for both 7th and 8th grade.  I create both interventions and upperventions for the science department to help meet the needs of all learners.

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Jessica Bush

In 2020, I graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Childhood Education with a focus in Language Arts and Social Studies. I am currently teaching 5th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies at Mariemont Elementary. Being relatively new in my career, I am always looking for ways to expand my practice outside of the traditional classroom. I am both eager and excited to partner with STRIVE to create unique, hands-on learning experiences with students of all ages.


Amber Hawk

In 2006, I graduated from Miami University with a degree in Middle School Education with a focus in math, language arts, and reading.  After graduation, I taught 7th grade math at Mason Middle School for 8 years. After that, I taught at Mariemont Junior High for 6 years.  While at Mariemont, I finished my Master's Degree in Special Education at Miami University. At Mariemont, I taught language arts, math, and intervention classes, along with a variety of elective courses. Currently, I teach two Project Lead the Way classes at Kings Junior High. Medical Detective and App Creators are both hands-on STEAM classes for 7th and 8th graders. 


Gabrielle Smith

My name is Gabrielle Smith. I am a 5th grade teacher in Cincinnati. I graduated in 2020 from Ohio University with a degree in a Middle Childhood Education. In my free time I enjoy trying out new activities/restaurants, reading historical fiction books, and hanging out loved ones.