Degrees and Certifications:
Master's Degree in Educational Leadership Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
Mrs. Jodee Mueller
It's so exciting be be starting the 2021-2022 school year. I'm in my second year as the Gifted and Talented Specialist at Jackson. In addition to serving students at our school, I also work at Scott, Shawsheen and Romero K-8. This year I am also serving at the Gifted and Talented Facilitator for D6. My background in education is very diverse and spans nine different schools. I have worked as a paraprofessional, classroom teacher, assistant principal and now, gifted and talented specialist. All of these experiences have prepared me to work with teachers, students, and parents to support our gifted and talented population.
Challenging students to do their absolute best is my passion. All students need to feel supported in their academic challenges. When students are pushing boundaries academically they continue to learn and grow. In this struggle students aquire new learning. As a GT specialist I will work directly with teachers and students on higher level thinking opportunities.
My husband and I have lived in Greeley for over thirty years. We have three children; two sons and a daughter. Our oldest is Macee Jo. She is a graduate of Greeley Central High School, is married and lives in Chicago. Levi is our middle son. He's a Northridge High School graduate and is a senior at Northwest Missiouri State University. Logan is our youngest and is a middle school student at McAuliffe STEM Academy.
My favorite activity is paddleboarding. When we're together as a family we enjoy hiking, gardening, bike riding, and traveling. One of our favorite cities to visit is Chicago. Not only because our daugher lives there, but it is a fun city for outdoor activities and museums. When we visit we eat deep dish pizza and walk the shores of Lake Michigan.
Jackson is the place to be and I am thrilled to be here. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you or your child on their road to academic success. For information on understanding giftedness, identification, and web sites for parents, educators, and students, visit our Gifted and Talented section on the district GT link.
My primary responsibilities are:
To collect data and identify students whose abilities and talents require special programming.
To work closely with teachers to ensure that they have the resources and support they need when working with gifted and talented students in their classrooms.
To partner with students and their families to support student strengths, challenges, and personal goals.
And to work directly with gifted and talented students on extensions and projects designed with their needs in mind.