Teacher Feature: Myers’ Abernethy can’t imagine better place to work

Everybody works to make school safe, welcome place for all students

Jessica Abernethy, first grade teacher at Myers Elementary School. (Photo provided)

Editor’s Note: Yukon Public Schools’ 11 “Teacher of the Year” finalists are being profiled in The Yukon Progress. Finalists were selected by peers to represent their school sites. A committee of past YPS winners and professional development representatives will select the Teacher of the Year with the winner announced at a March 26 banquet.


Myers Elementary chose Jessica Abernethy as their site teacher of the year for the 2019-20 school year. She teaches first grade at Myers Elementary.

Abernethy is in her fourth year of teaching. Before moving to Myers, she taught second grade for two years. Abernethy graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

Abernethy loves her school and is so honored to have been chosen as Teacher of the Year. She adores her Myers family and couldn’t imagine a better place to work.

When asked what makes her school a great place to work, Abernethy said, “Myers is like a family. Everybody works together to make our school a safe and welcome place for all students. Everybody is always willing to lend a hand when someone needs help.”

Abernethy lives in Mustang with her family and pets. She believes Yukon Public Schools is a supportive and caring community for all.