Welcome Back Mustangs!

As we begin our year together I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Jonathan Ferrell and I have the honor of serving as the principal at Mill Creek Elementary.

I live in Overland Park with my wonderful wife Kristen who is a nurse practitioner. We have four adorable (and ornery) children: Annie 10, Max 7, Ruby 5, and Lucy 2 who attend school in Shawnee Mission.

As an educator, I began my career as a sixth-grade teacher for eleven years. While teaching sixth-grade at Briarwood I was honored to be part of the 2017 Kansas Teacher of the Year Team. My goal as a classroom teacher was to empower my students to take ownership of their learning. Our students learn best when their learning is relevant, meaningful, and authentic.

I have also had the honor of serving as the library media specialist and instructional coach at Lenexa Hills Elementary as well as the assistant principal at Shawanoe Elementary. I am thrilled to be working with your students and the team here at Mill Creek Elementary.

Thank you for the warm welcome from the community. Building strong relationships with our students, staff, and community is a high priority and I look forward to building those throughout the year together.