About Mrs. Novak

Hello! I am so excited to be your child's teacher and hope this website can help you out with miscellaneous items during the school year.

I am originally from Waynesville, Missouri, located in the southern part of Central Missouri. My dad was in the military, which brought us to Missouri when I was 5. As a military child, I was lucky enough to attend the same school district from Kindergarten-12th grade. As a child, I "played school" often and wanted to be a teacher as long as I could remember!

To make my teaching dream come true, I attended the University of Central Missouri and graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2016. After graduation, I moved here to Columbia to teach at Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School--this will now be my third year of teaching!

With that being said, most of you probably know me as Miss Vise. This past summer, I got to marry my best friend, Bob Novak, which is why I have a new last name! My dad is a deacon in our diocese, and we had the special opportunity of having him officiate our wedding. We met in college and have been together almost 5 years. We are so excited for this new chapter in our lives with our dog, Tula, and cat, Hera. Along with teaching, I enjoy family time, walking my dog, exploring, and of course, reading!

If you need to contact me, you can either fill out my form on the "Contact Mrs. Novak" page or email me at jnovak@ollisk8.org.

I am looking forward to a great year!

Me and my new husband on our wedding day

Our fur babies, Tula and Hera

My family at my nephew's baptism