Hello, my name is Jeanell Hodges. I was born and raised in Wasilla, Alaska. I attended UAA and received a bachelors in Elementary Education. I completed a year long internship in 2nd grade at Swanson Elementary in Palmer, AK. In 2011 I was married in Talkeetna, AK. Also in 2011, my husband and I built a house here in the Matanuska Valley. In 2012 I was hired at Pioneer Peak Elementary as a 5th grade teacher. I taught 5th grade for 7 years. In 2019-2020 I taught 2nd grade here at Pioneer Peak. This is my second year teaching 2nd grade. I am so excited to be your teacher this year! I have a passion for education and value each relationship that I form through out this journey. I have two adorable daughters. My family enjoys playing outside, and being active.