Our Staff

Ms. Jessie Adams-Weinert, Lead Teacher

Jessie was raised with one foot in Southwest England and the other in Arizona. She spent most years outside with her dogs and at the ice rink practicing for competitions and coaching young skaters. After high school, she received a BA in Family Studies and Human Development while tour guiding in southeast Alaska. After college she made the move to Haines permanently, and currently is pursuing an MA in Early Childhood Education. She also works as a yoga teacher and hopes to encourage all she meets to become their best self.

Mr. Mitch Smith, Executive Director

Mitchell was born and raised in Colorado. Growing up he could be found either playing sports or just enjoying the great outdoors. He graduated from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with his Bachelor's in Science with a secondary in Ed. endorsement. He has been in education for more the half a decade and have taught middle and high school science in Colorado and Southeast Alaska. Mitch and his wife moved to Haines in the summer of 2021, with their two little girls. He looks forward to becoming a part of the great community that Haines has to offer!