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Principal's Message

Mustang Friends and Families,

I am extremely fortunate to be the Principal of Jefferson Elementary School. I lead a team of dedicated and caring educators who go above and beyond to provide quality instruction for our first and second grade students. 
I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, until graduating from high school and heading up to Northern Arizona University. I graduated from NAU with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 1988. While at NAU, I met and married my husband, who was born and raised in Winslow, and we moved here in 1988. I began my teaching career at Winslow Junior High School, teaching reading to eighth graders… and enjoyed teaching a variety of grade levels at several schools around the district, for the last 25 years. I received my reading endorsement and specialize in teaching reading to struggling readers of all ages.

After completing my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from University of Phoenix, I became the Principal of Jefferson School. I love being a part of watching students learn how to read and become good students, before sending our students off to third grade.

My husband Wayne and I love spending time with our family. We have two grown children, Amber and Wesley. Amber and her husband Richard are married and live in Wyoming with their one-year-old daughter, Blakely, and two dogs. My son Wesley is a sophomore in college, also in Wyoming. I love to scrapbook, sew, visit our kids, or just hang out with my husband and two dogs – Laney and Bella.

I look forward to working with you and your child(ren). If you ever have any needs or concerns, please contact me at the school office.


Mrs. Jodie Garner