Our Teachers

Jennifer Talbott

Grades 6 - 8 Teacher

My husband and I currently live in Lyle but I grew up in Home Valley and
graduated from Stevenson High School. Prior to teaching at Mill A, I
worked at Carson Elementary School for two years as a member of the
Washington Reading Corps, where I taught supplemental reading groups and facilitated other literacy focused opportunities and events. I graduated from Western Washington University (WWU) after earning a Washington state K-8 teaching certificate, a degree in Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies, a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and an international certificate to teach English.
I love to read and garden. I am happy to be returning to Mill A School to
continue to build our Bobcat Pride. I have a passion for working with
children and have always enjoyed their energy and curious minds. I am
excited for the upcoming year and am looking forward to continuing to
work with you to help prepare the students for the future. Go Bobcats!

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Ana Leonard

 Grades K - 2 Teacher

Having begun my teaching career at Mill A School, I am very excited to be back again! I taught for 14 years here, then moved to Laramie, Wyoming, where I taught preschool in Centennial, Wyoming, third grade in Laramie, and 2-6th grades for Wyoming Virtual Academy. The last five years, I spent completing Montessori Upper and Lower Elementary (Elementary I and II) training and teaching at Laramie Montessori School.


I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wyoming and with a Master’s Degree from University of Portland. In May of 2017 I earned my Montessori Elementary I and II certification.


Currently, I am living in Underwood with my husband. We have two children, Heather and Dalton, who are alumni of Mill A, although we moved to Wyoming before either reached eighth grade. I love to read, draw, and paint. In the future I hope to have a hobby ranch with miniature Highland cattle, miniature horses, and possibly miniature donkeys.

Crystle Durham

Grades 3 - 5 Teacher

I grew up on a small farm in Husum, and graduated from Columbia High School.  After high school, I studied Language Arts with an emphasis on education at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.  A husband and three boys later I received a Post Graduate Teaching degree from Western Governors University.  As well as teaching, I enjoy DIY projects, arts and crafts, animal husbandry and family life.