Hello there! My name is Jolene Bannister! I grew up in a small town in western Kansas and I graduated college in 2008. This is my 10th year teaching 2nd grade, but my 7th year here in Hiawatha. I am married to Rusty and we have a little girl, Jaylee Jo, who is 4 years old and a little boy, Carter, who is 2 years old. I keep very busy with officiating volleyball, playing sports, and chasing around the kiddos. I am very excited to be a part of USD #415.