Welcome to 4th Grade

Ms. Shernate Lambert

Ms. Shernate LambertDear Parents,

My name is Shernate Lambert and I will be your child’s teacher for the new school year. I am very excited for the opportunity to meet you and to guide your child through a successful fourth grade. Let me tell you a little about myself. I am from the island of Jamaica and has been teaching for over fifteen years, majority of which I have spent educating students of the fourth grade. Teaching has forever been my passion and I have never considered doing anything else. This will be my first year teaching at the John Jenkins Elementary School and I am elated that your child will be one of the first students I get to teach.

Over my many years of teaching, I have learned so many things which has forged a belief that all students have ability to be their best self and I am committed to help them make this a reality. I truly believe that a student learns best when he or she is in a comfortable environment, so at the get go I will be taking my students through various activities that will help them to know me and their peers so as to develop trust, which will in turn form a healthy teacher/student relationship.

As parents I encourage you to be fully involved in your child’s education so I also look forward to form a relationship with you as we partner in the development of your child/children. I do believe it is important for teacher and parents to be cohesive and develop a positive relationship for the child/children to reach their full potential. With this in mind, it is my intention to have regular parent/teacher discussions to provide updates, learn from you and share ideas on how to help you child be the best student possible.

I thank you for taking the time to read this welcome message and look forward to working with you over the course of this school year. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions or concerns. My contact information will be shared with you as soon as they are available. I look forward to building a relationship with you and your child and thus providing the best education.



Shernate Lambert

Mrs. Sara Pene

Mrs. Pene and FamilyHello Awesome Fourth Grade Families!

I am about to start my third year here at Jenkins Elementary and my 15th year of teaching for Prince William County! I am a former Prince William County school kid myself having attended PWC schools from elementary school through high school! I am also a proud graduate of Radford University!

My second job includes being a Mom to my two fantastic children, Eric (10) and Olivia (4) and a wife to my husband Eric! My hobbies include traveling, spending time with my family, working out and jogging! My favorite color is blue, and my favorite sport is basketball!

My goal for this school year is to continue my love of lifelong learning with my students. I look forward to another year of innovation, community building and leadership making as we work together to create a strong classroom community! I also look forward to building strong partnerships with families!

Hats off to another year as a Jenkins Yellowjacket!

Mrs. Pene

Mrs. Maria Slavin

Maria Slavin

Welcome to Fourth Grade!

This is my second-year teaching at Jenkins Elementary, but I have been a classroom teacher for 25 years.  I have two children and a pet hedgehog. A few fun facts about me are my favorite snack is plantains, my secret talent is singing, and my dream job is teaching.

My two goals for the year include creating a safe and caring learning environment and promoting strong family connections.

The one thing I love about Jenkins Elementary School is how everyone works well together.

Mrs. Slavin

Mrs. Kristina Thompson

Kristina ThompsonHello!

My name is Kristina Thompson.  This will be my third-year teaching fourth grade at Jenkins Elementary.  I attended Western Governors University for my bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education.  I love nature and going on hikes with my family.  My husband and I welcomed our first child into our family this past year.  

I look forward to another great year with all our amazing students.

Go Yellow Jackets!!

Mrs. Thompson