My name is Jeanie Gritton-Adkins and I have spent many wonderful years at McElwain. I started here in the year 2000. In my 20+ years of teaching, I have taught in Italy, Arizona, and Longmont, Colorado, before coming to Adams 12. At McElwain, I enjoy the wealth of experiences and diversity that our students and families contribute to our learning environment.Growing up for several years in Europe, I became intrigued with languages. My love of travel and language has always stayed with me. I have three beautiful children who fill my heart with smiles, laughter, and everyday challenges. We spend a lot of time together with their sports and activities. In my leisure time, I love to cook Italian food, hike, read and run!