About Us

Patricia Shifflett

Patricia Shifflett Principal patricia_shifflett@hcpss.org
I'd like to extend a warm welcome to each of you as we begin our new school year. It is with great pride and excitement that I begin my fourth year as principal of Jeffers Hill Elementary School. As a staff, it is our commitment to provide every student with a rich education in a safe and caring environment. We want all of our children to be on a clear path to college and career readiness. As a learning community, it is our goal to inspire each student to strive for his/her personal greatness. I am thrilled to be a part of the wonderful, dedicated and devoted Jeffers Hill staff and community. My style is visible, accessible, and approachable at Jeffers Hill. I maintain an open door policy where suggestions, input and compliments are always welcomed. I am truly looking forward to a great and productive school year! For email: patricia_shifflett@hcpss.org or phone: 410-313-6872. At Jeffers Hill, we inspire greatness! Sincerely, Pat Shifflett

Brian Vanisko

Brian Vanisko Assistant Principal brian_vanisko@hcpss.org
Welcome to Jeffers Hill Elementary School! We pride ourselves on providing a safe, nurturing, and welcoming learning environment that is preparing students to be college and career ready. I am proud to be the Assistant Principal of such an outstanding elementary school and a member of such an exemplary staff. You will find that Jeffers Hill Elementary offers an outstanding education that focuses on the whole child. Not only do I have 23 years of experience as an educator in the Howard County Public School System, including 13 years experience as a physical education teacher, but I am a graduate of HCPSS as well. I attended Bryant Woods Elementary (K - 5th Grade), Wilde Lake Middle (6th Grade), Harper's Choice Middle (7th & 8th Grade), and Centennial High (9th - 12th Grade.) As I begin my 4th year at Jeffers Hill, I am delighted to be in my 10th year as an Assistant Principal in Howard County. I look forward to working with all the students, staff, parents and community members. My door is always open, so please feel free to stop by. If you would prefer to send me an email I can be reached at bvanisko@hcpss.org. I can also be reached here at Jeffers Hill ES by calling (410) 313-6872.

School Overview

Vision:  Our positive and diverse learning community instills high academic and social expectations for every student, inspiring lifelong learning and preparing our students for the future.

Mission: We are a diverse learning community that prepares our students through dynamic opportunities to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Motto: At JHES, we inspire greatness!

PDS Partnership

Jeffers Hill Elementary is proud to be a part of the PDS program. To learn more about it, please view the brochure.

Board of Education Representative

Howard County public schools are divided into school clusters, which are assigned to individual Board members to facilitate school visitations, attend special events, and provide a point of contact for each school community. View all BOE school cluster assignments.

JHES BOE Representative: Bess Altwerger, Ed.D.