My name is Elisabeth Jellison and I this will be my fifth year teaching at SHS. I am originally from France but I have lived in this country for over 30 years. I have a degree in Biology from San Diego State University. I worked for several years in medical research at the University of California, San Diego. I took some years out of the workforce to raise children and move around the West Coast with my husband's job. We settled on Vashon Island in 2000. I went back to school to get my teaching credential and started teaching at Vashon Island High School in 2003.
I moved to University Place five years ago and after a year of commuting by ferry, I decided to look closer to home! I was looking for a smaller school with a strong community and SHS was a perfect fit.
I have taught mostly Biology, but I have also taught Chemistry, Physical Science, Introduction to AP Chemistry, Botany, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science and AP Biology.
I am really happy to be here and I am looking forward to spending a great year with your children whether it will be online, hybrid or in person.