Angela Mills is new principal at Jefferson
PLYMOUTH — Angela (Angie) Mills was officially named principal for Jefferson Elementary for the 2011-12 school year, replacing retiring Bob Remenih.
Currently Mills is the Dean of Students at Lincoln Junior High.
Jefferson is the one elementary school that Mills has not worked extensively at during her eight years with the school system. She served as a substitute as a JESSE aide, student taught at both Washington and Webster, and was the Title I Reading teacher at Menominee for four yeas before moving to LJH.
Menominee Elementary Principal Michael Dunn said, “We saw the early makings of Angie’s future leadership while she was moving our reading program forward at Menominee.”
Plymouth Community Schools Superintendent Dan Tyree said Mills was one of 62 applicants for the Jefferson position. The applications were narrowed down to 11 following telephone interviews. Of the 11, six were chosen to meet with parents, staff, and corporation administrators and then was named one of the final two candidates.
“Mills shows the quality characteristics that Plymouth Schools look for,” Tyree said.
From 1999-2004, Mills worked with AutoCad design.
She was raised in the Teegarden community where she said she knew everyone by name. Her mother Tanya was a bus driver for the Plymouth Schools for many years before retiring and her father Virgil works for the N & S Railroad.
Mills said, “I was the first one in my family to attend college.”
She credits her parents with providing the support that she needed to pursue her education, and has passed on her love of education to her sister Lindsey who is now a pharmacist at Walgreen’s.
“I came from a family that values hard work, honesty, and a quality education,” she said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to give back to Plymouth Schools. As principal at Jefferson Elementary, I will work to support students, teachers and families through team work and high expectations.”
She and husband Bill are the parents of two sons, Will and Aden.
She is also very involved in the community. Currently she is the President of Marshall County Reading Council, Migrant Summer Reading Program Teacher, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Treasurer, International Reading Association member, and an assistant coach for kindergarten soccer and T-ball.