Jeannette grew up in Lightfoot, Virginia and graduated from York High School. After earning a BA in History from the College of William and Mary, she completed a summer semester at the University of Oslo. Returning from Norway, she continued for work for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as a historical interpreter and then as a manager in their hotel and restaurant division for a total of eleven years. Jeannette moved to Nelson County to accept the position of Copper Mine Restaurant manager with Wintergreen Resort. She has called Nelson home for over half of her life. After thirteen years working in restaurant management a change in careers came. After working as a substitute teacher for Nelson County High School and earning her teaching license in Social Studies, Jeannette was hired full-time as a Social Studies teacher at the high school. She earned a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Virginia shortly after beginning a twenty-five-year career teaching Social Studies. Having retired in 2017, Jeannette is excited for the opportunity to serve as a GRASP advisor to continue working with the students of Nelson County.