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Jerome High School is a great place for blossoming students and helping teens find their true potential. With teachers that are constantly by the student’s side when they have a question, or to help them with a problem. JHS maintains a healthy level of respect and eagerness to succeed between teachers and their students. But teachers aren’t the only ones that contribute to the success of this school. Our Administration team plays a huge part in keeping our school running smoothly and keeping everything on track.
Jeremy Monroe, Vice Principal said, “We start each day out in front, greeting everybody saying hello. Some days we’ll be out in meetings, classrooms, hallways. Sometimes we have other responsibilities to take care of throughout the building, like disciplinary issues. It varies from day to day minute to minute, we have a plan but we also need to be able to adapt on the fly.” He went on to say how seeing kids succeed and change for the better is the best part of his job. He sees kids change in attitude and become better people. He said the hardest part of his job is leaving when he feels everyone’s needs weren’t met, or that there was something they wanted to do but weren’t able to.
Nathan Tracy, Principal at JHS talked about how every day is different, but the plans for the day change quickly so he needs to be flexible. He said, “Seeing students change is amazing, seeing them doing something fantastic, or seeing students overcoming obstacles. Getting to see that stuff is awesome. Sometimes we’ll come in at 7 o’clock and don’t leave until 9 at night, sometimes there’s a board meeting at 11 o’clock at night. So we are here all day.”
Melissa Rice, Vice Principal, said, “I love meeting with and working with students. I love helping students succeed in high school. I don’t really have a lot I don’t like about my job. One thing I have realized is that I have to be super organized and very flexible. I have learned that the best of plans sometimes get thrown out the window due to important things happening during the day.” She also said that graduation was a very important time for her. She loves getting to watch the kids she helped graduate and reaching the next stage in their life.
Kaly Gillette, Vice Principal at JHS talked about how she does teacher evaluations and assists Tracy, Rice, and Munroe. She lives in Heyburn and drives all the way to Jerome every morning! She is also the school’s athletic director, she said, “As the activities director, I am involved in hiring coaches, training, evaluations, academic eligibility, drug testing, budgets, fundraising, scheduling, facilities management, and community relations. My job is worthwhile because I get to work with amazing people every single day and there isn’t a dull moment. I love Jerome. It’s not always easy, but to quote one of my favorite baseball movies, ‘It’s the hard that makes it great!’”