Experienced science teacher joins community


Mrs. Jernigan posing with her family.

As the school year moves on to almost a month in, new teachers are continuing to adjust to Carroll High School.

Mrs. Anna Jernigan is one of the new teachers at Carroll this year, but this is her 10th year teaching. Biology and Life Science are the classes she is currently instructing.

“I taught four years of 5th grade at Saint Joseph Catholic School in New Haven, four years of 6th,7th,8th Science and Social Studies at Saint Joseph Catholic School in Fort Wayne, and one year of 5th grade at Northcrest in FWCS,” said Jernigan.

Jernigan has known for awhile that NACS is where she wanted to end up from her experience observing in the district back in college.

“I have wanted to be a part of Northwest Allen County Schools since I did some classroom observations at Arcola and Huntertown Elementary in college,” said Jernigan. “I love Carroll because everyone is excited to be a part of the family and are kind, respectful, and helpful.”

Family is also very important to her; she comes from a family of science teachers, and even though she went to school to get her Bachelor’s in Media and Public Communication, she decided to go back to school to become a science teacher. She also has two young daughters who she loves.

“I have two little girls who are about to turn 5 (Mabel) and 2 (Rexie),” said Jernigan. “They’re my favorite little people in the world.”