Hello Longhorns!

ALanzKetchamI am excited to be the Principal at Jeffrey City School.  I have spent the last 8 years working in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  In Rock Springs, I taught 5th grade for 6 years and spent 2 years as an Instructional Facilitator.  These experiences will help me to support our staff as they continue to strive to meet the needs of all of our students. 

One of my responsibilities for the past 2 years has been to work with Desert School in Wamsutter, Wyoming.  Desert School has shown me how important schools are to small communities.  I will continue to involve the community and maintain communication between the school and community.  Additionally, I will ensure that communication between Jeffrey City School and the Lander schools continues for everyone’s benefit.

Beyond teaching, I am a graduate of the University of Wyoming’s Elementary Education program and Educational Leadership Master’s program.  Go Pokes!  However, before UWYO, I moved to Wyoming from Vancouver, Washington.  There I was a Boy Scout, played in the high school band, and generally had a healthy childhood.

Now, I am excited to be living in Lander.  I am an avid outdoorsman, and I’ve enjoyed exploring Sinks Canyon and some of the Wind River mountains.  I love to hike, bike, and backpack and I know that Lander is the perfect place to enjoy these adventures.

Throughout my life I have found working with children to be thoroughly enjoyable.  First, as camp counselor, then as a teacher, and currently as an Instructional Facilitator I have found the children bring a spark to our lives.  As Principal, I look forward to continuing to make the Jeffery City School the best place for learning possible.

I look forward to meeting and working with all of you in the coming months.  Go Longhorns!


Your partner in education,


Andrew Lanz-Ketcham
Principal, Jeffrey City School