Welcome to Special Education

Autism - Ms. Jacqueline Ashton

Welcome to Jenkins

Autism - Miss Lizzy Schmitt

Miss Lizzy SchmittHello!

My name is Miss Schmitt and I am so excited to be a part of the Jenkins family! I am the Autism second through fifth grade teacher.  I am originally from Pittsburgh PA and moved to Virginia in August.

 I am so excited to meet your kids and grow with them throughout the school year! 

LD - Ms. Lori Boukal-King

Ms. Lori Boukal-KingWelcome to Jenkins!

I am so excited to be a part of the BUZZ. My name is Ms. Boukal. I am excited to be a part of Jenkin’s Elementary Special Education team. I will be helping our fellow yellowjackets throughout the year. This will be my first year at Jenkins and Prince William County. I recently moved to Virginia from Maryland. Previously I taught in Maryland at Stedwick Elementary for 10 years. I taught a specialized program for 8 and then became a resource teacher. I attended Towson University and received my Bachelor’s in Elementary and Special Education. I also became certified in Early Childhood. During my third year of teaching, I decided to get my master's as a Reading Specialist. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, and making stained glass pieces. I cannot wait to start the new year.

Excitedly waiting,

Ms. Boukal

LD - Ms. Denise Potter

Ms. Denise Potter

Hello, my name is Mrs. Potter. I am very proud to say this is my first-year teaching students with specific learning challenges, but it is my twenty-fourth year in the field of education.

 I am excited to begin this new adventure.  I am looking forward to getting to know my students and my co-teachers. A little bit about me, I’ve been married for 22 years, my husband is awesome. I have two wonderful kids and three cool cats. My son Joshua is 14 and will be starting a Colgan HS this fall, my other son Jonah is 13 and is at Graham Park MS in 8th grade. We are all hoping to have the best year ever, to make up for 2020-2021!

I believe my job is to love, encourage and inspire my students, to find their courage, confidence, and creative curiosity.

            Let’s do this together and have a great year!

Mrs. Potter

-You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, and Smarter than you think


LD - Mrs. Alyson Hardy


Allison HardyI’m Mrs. Hardy, teacher of students with learning disabilities! This is my second year teaching at Jenkins Elementary School. I will be working with classroom teachers to help students stay on track.

I look forward to a fun school year! Go Yellow Jackets!!  

Mrs. Hardy