Dynamic Duo, Kelly Wiest and Jane Orme to Join Forces!

Kelly Wiest - Grade 5 TeacherJane Orme - Grade 5 TeacherWe’re thrilled to announce that long-time Liberty Bell English teacher Jane Orme and veteran MVE elementary teacher, Kelly Wiest will be joining forces during the 2022-23 school year, serving as 5th grade job-share partners!

Equipped with over 40 years of teaching experience and a passion for good literature, drama, and the arts, Jane is originally from Mobile, Alabama. Jane moved with her family to the Methow Valley in 1983. She was hired to serve as an 8th grade teacher at what was then called Methow Valley Middle School. By the early 90’s, when the middle and high school merged, Jane found herself teaching English, reading, social studies and drama.

When asked to comment on the job-share arrangement, MVE Principal, Paul Gutzler stated, “I think our students, staff, and school community just won the lottery! What Jane brings to the classroom and a school community is immeasurable.”

When Jane’s not teaching, she can be found raising chickens, directing community theatre at The Merc, traveling, and enjoying her sweet dog, Pearl.

Please join us as we congratulate Jane Orme!