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Mrs. Jennifer Miller - Yancey
Evergreen Elementary School
Assistant Principal/Lead Teacher
Welcome to Evergreen Elementary School and the 2019-2020 School Year!
I am very excited to be serving EES in a new capacity this school year, and have enthusiastically been preparing all summer long. My role as Evergreen Elementary Assistant Principal/Lead Teacher will mean that I will be able to enjoy teaching all of the students through lessons at the EES STEM Lab, working with groups in the USS MRS M Learning Lab, and making classroom visits, while also covering principal duties. This is a unique teacher leadership position that staff and administration are very invested in.
I am proud to be a born and raised, lifelong resident of Wrangell. This year, I am celebrating my 28th year of service teaching, coaching, and supervising programs for Wrangell Public Schools! I have truly loved every single minute working with students, families, and my community over my 27 years in the classroom; it’s truly my passion and I will greatly miss my classroom teacher level work. However, just like I ran my classroom, I will our school, as a place of limitless learning, outdoor education experiences, and hands-on, project-based learning. I am a lifelong learner who is dedicated to teaching and learning, as is our entire staff of AMAZING teachers and paras. I guarantee a busy, action-filled school year, as students gain necessary skills to be 21st Century Learners, while having FUN, setting and meeting/exceeding goals, and serving our wonderful Community!
For 24 years, I was located in Primary Building Room 102/111 where I myself went to 1st grade, and where I had just recently started to teach students of students that I had in the past. What a unique and cherished gift! The longevity, history, and roots grown there will never be forgotten. The new location for Mrs. Miller's Classroom then became Intermediate Building Room 107 (which I refer to as the USS MRS M, a nautical/ship themed learning environment the students have loved), which will stay intact as a learning lab this school year. You will now be able to find me back in Primary Building Room 111, having gone full circle to where it all started in 1992! It’s been a fun little history to have.
Whether you’ve been part of my near three decades of classroom family building at EES, know me but not as a teacher, or are brand-new to Evergreen, please make sure you stop by and say hello anytime! Our fantastic school secretary will always know where I am; if I’m not available at the moment, she will make you an appointment or take a message for me to get back to you. I do stay very interactive and busy, and the staff and I are already working up big, exciting plans for Evergreen Elementary for the 2019-2020 School Year and beyond.
In addition to some teaching responsibilities and taking care of principal duties, I volunteer NASP Archery instruction for EES students, as well as volunteer coordinate the WHS Shakes Glacier Survey Team and the E.A.T.S. School Garden (est.1998!). I will be active on all EES and WPSD Committees. In my spare time I love to travel, spend time with my family, jet-boat, work at and enjoy our family cabin on the Stikine River, read, garden, and adventure when I can. My big life event of the summer was getting married to my wonderful, funny husband, Eric Yancey. We decided I would stay “Mrs. Miller” since that is what everyone knows me as already! My greatest blessing is being a mother to my three amazing children Calleigh, Garrett, and Trevor, now grown, who I raised as a widow from the ages of 3, 6, and 9. I believe in serving one’s community; my big current community endeavor is as President of the Wrangell Mariners’ Memorial Project with the goal of fundraising, planning, and building this memorial for Wrangell. It is important for our children to see us have a balance of work and play; service work and family time are both integral in my life and career. Let me know if you have a way we can connect students with community!
I will strive to continue assisting to build Evergreen Elementary School as a balanced family environment that supports one another and works together toward the common goals of raising student achievement and offering varied learning activities/opportunities, while emphasizing the Wrangell Public School District Core Values: Be Respectful, Be Honest, Act With Integrity, Be Courageous, Develop Confidence, and Be Kind. It will take many hands to do big work, so please get involved and let me know if you have time to volunteer in any capacity. I look forward to a very positive, productive school year at Evergreen Elementary School. I am proud to be part of this team!
GO, EVERGREEN EAGLES!
Mrs. Jenn Miller