Welcome to Encore

Art - Ms. Amy Weldner

Amy WeldnerWelcome back to art class!

Whether in-person or virtual, this year we will work with a variety of mediums and materials and learn about different artists, art movements, and styles together.

 Please remember to be prepared for art class.  You can do this by wearing old clothes on art days if you will see me in-person since we will get messy while using paints, pastels, and clay.  If you are virtual, please read the announcement for each week to see what we will be working on in class so that you have your materials ready to go.

Let’s get ready to create colorful masterpieces together this year!  

Ms. Amy Weldner



Library - Mrs. Jacquelin Youngblood

Jackie YoungbloodWelcome to the John D. Jenkins’ library! 

I am Jackie Youngblood, your school librarian. I have been a classroom teacher for 10 years in PWCS and then received my master's in library science at Old Dominion University and have been a librarian for the past five years. I have a daughter, Caroline, that is a freshman in college and my son, Ryan is a sophomore at Woodbridge Senior High School. My husband, Steve works the area and enjoys working the book fairs in the library.  In my free time, I love reading, cooking, working on puzzles, and spending time with my family at the beach. I have two cats Neko and Oliver that love to sit on our deck watching the birds.




Kate RogersHello! I am Kate Rogers and I am excited to begin another year at Jenkins as your Library Media Assistant.  You will get to know me at the circulation desk when you check out and return books to the library.  I live close to Jenkins and I am a mother to three young men. Two of my sons go to school at Woodbridge Senior High School and my oldest is in college.  In my spare time I love to garden, watch true crime shows, shop, travel and spend time with my family.

We are so excited to meet all of you and show you all the library has to offer! We will learn so much this year together! Stop by the library and discover new resources and share what you like to read!

Happy Reading,

Mrs. Youngblood and Mrs. Rogers

Music - Mr. Anthony Carlton

Mr. Anthony CaroltonWelcome to the John D. Jenkins’ Elementary Music Room! 

I am Anthony Carlton, your music teacher! This is my 6th year in Prince William County and my 4th year teaching music. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music at Old Dominion University and am currently attending James Madison University for my Master's Degree in Education. I attended Prince William County Schools from 5th grade through graduation attending Old Bridge Elementary, Lake Ridge Middle, and Woodbridge Senior High. My fiancé and I live in Fredericksburg with our two cats and two dogs.  In my free time, I love cooking, playing video games, hiking, and watching movies with my family. 

P.E. - Ms. Lindsay Bowman

JMrs. Lindsay Bowmanenkins Families,

This is Lindsay Bowman “Coach Bow” and I am so excited to be your child’s gym teacher at John D Jenkins Elementary. I was raised in Pensacola, Florida and my Air Force fiancé and I just moved to Virginia at the end of July.

I knew from early in high school that I wanted to work with children in the health field. As I grew closer to choosing my college major, I knew being a gym teacher felt like the perfect fit! I went to the University of West Florida and received my degree in Physical Education Teacher Education.

After graduation, I was lucky enough to apply for a PE position at the same elementary school I attended (taking over for my own elementary PE teacher as she retired). I taught PE at that school for 7 years and loved all the relationships that grew with my students and their families.

I love that my job can so heavily influence how a child chooses to take care of their mind, body, and soul through physical activity for the rest of their life. Every person is different and will connect with different types of activities! My goal is to show every student just a taste of the hundreds of ways to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle in the hopes that they will find at least one new thing that they love and want to pursue outside of school and into a healthy and balanced future.

In my almost 30 years on this earth, I have tried gymnastics, pole vaulting, running track, triathlons, swimming, rugby, tap dancing, yoga, volleyball, jiu jitsu, tennis, group fitness classes, CrossFit, Olympic lifting, and so much more. Some of these I didn’t like, some I wasn’t “good” at, and many I enjoyed for different periods of time!

Outside of fitness and sports, I love exploring VA and talking about history with my fiancé, reading bedtime stories via FaceTime with my two nephews each week, talking to my two older sisters and younger brother on the phone, watching movies, reading books of most genres (scary/suspense keep me up at night), and drinking tea while playing Sudoku.

Please reach out to me if you have any concerns.

Lindsay Bowman



P.E. - Mr. Robert Thomas

Mr. Robert ThomasWelcome to Physical Education. 

Hello, my name is Robert Thomas. I am excited to join John D. Jenkins Elementary School this year all the way from California! This year will be the start of my 8th year teaching physical education. I have a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from CSUSB. My favorite thing is spending time with my wife Amanda and our two kids Kyle and Vanellope. I love to stay active and play disc golf in my spare time. I look forward to having a fun and active year! 

Mr. Thomas