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Mrs. Jelena Maxwell

Hello!  My name is Jelena Maxwell and I have been a teacher for 17 years!  After graduating from the University of Montana, I moved to Idaho to pursue my dream of teaching.  I taught for 4 years in Jerome before falling in love with the quaint town of Middleton, where I have taught 3rd grade for 13 years.  I knew from a very young age that I wanted to become a teacher and it continues to be my passion in life.  

My goal as a teacher is to nourish a lifelong love of learning in all of my students and to help them find pride in their unique strengths and accomplishments. Building relationships and sparking curiosity through inquiry and hands-on experiences are my strengths.  My own love of learning extends beyond the classroom walls as I continue to seek knowledge and expertise in my profession.  I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the Boise State Writing Project as both a participant and a teaching consultant, and have been able to mentor other teachers and lead professional development for schools in Idaho. Recently, I also became an Idaho Core Teacher Leader and have loved serving as a thinking partner in my district.  

My husband is also a teacher and together we have two young children and two spunky Golden Retrievers.  We love spending time outdoors hiking, camping, bike riding, golfing, and being active.  We love our Idahome.