Janet Avery

Janet Avery is a school principal of Jerome Middle School, a large rural middle school located in Jerome, ID.  This is Janet’s 5th year in administration – and is amazed everyday what she learns from her staff and students. Before she became an administrator, Janet was a teacher for 13 years.  Secondary English was the main subject she taught – at all different grade levels – teaching Seniors the last five years.  Janet’s mission is to instill passion for learning in her staff, students, and her own family.  Do What is Best for the Kids is her motto in all decision making.  Janet has just been introduced to twitter and the world of blogging – learn more about her at her own blog.


  1. Are you looking for more contributors? I am a new VP in Red Deer and would love to share some of my thoughts. My teaching experience is very unique and covers the spectrum from grades 1-10, including 6 years in First Nations communities.
    Sean @graingered

    August 9, 2010
    • Janet Avery said:

      Contact George Couros @gcouros – he has organized this group.

      August 10, 2010
  2. Patti Kinney said:

    It’s a small world…a friend directed me to this site via Facebook and when browsing the people involved, I saw that you are from Jerome, ID. I am a retired middle school principal from Oregon who now oversees the middle level services for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (headquartered outside of DC)…and I will be in Jerome next weekend. Unfortunately, I won’t get there until Friday evening the 22 and will be leaving the morning of the 25; otherwise I’d love to pay a visit to your school. My sister lives in Jerome so maybe another time. Keep up the good work and if NASSP can ever be of service, let me know.

    October 14, 2010
    • Janet Avery said:

      So sorry to hear you won’t be able to visit. I would have loved to visit with you. I am a member of NASSP – as well as IASA. I am honored to be a part of this website and collaborate with these fabulous educators! It is definitely a small world!


      October 17, 2010
  3. sonam singh said:

     I would have loved to visit with you. I am a member of NASSP – as well as IASA.

    August 18, 2012
  4. kavita pandey said:

    I would have loved to visit with you

    August 28, 2012
  5. Courtney said:

    Hi Janet,

    My name is Courtney Burner and I am currently enrolled in Leadership Program for my Masters. Presently, I am taking a Technology course. I was hoping you would be able to answer some questions for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the educational material on your blog/Twitter. It is clear to see you are a motivational leader. I read about how you are a principal and I am aspiring to be one as well. Would you mind sharing what encouraged you to blog and use technology to communicate? By using resources like Twitter, have you found any benefits of improvement in communication or organizational efficiency? Has using technology helped you be a lead learner to your staff? I just entered into the blogging world. If you have any suggestions for me, I am more than willing to take any advice. Here is my link: https://cburner.edublogs.org/ If you have time, I would truly appreciate if you could respond. Thank you for your time. Have a wonderful day.

    February 9, 2016

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