2021-2022 JPC Officers

We are so proud to support Jefferson Elementary School and represent our families!

Meghan Trainor Wirth, Chair

Meghan Trainor Wirth was born in and grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho, where she learned to love the outdoors with her family. She earned her B.S. in Biology at the College of Idaho in 1999 and went on to be a fire effects monitor and fire crew member in Glacier National Park. She loved Montana so much that she stayed and went to MSU in Bozeman for a master’s degree in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, where her research focused on invasive plant ecology in Northwestern Montana. Meghan works as a project biologist for New Fields, an environmental consulting firm. She and her husband, Greg, have two children attending Jefferson Elementary. Meghan started as a parent volunteer on the Art Gala Planning Committee. She has a passion for introducing kids to the beauty of nature and enjoys trail running, downhill and Nordic skiing,camping, and rafting with family and friends.

Rachel Carroll Rivas, Vice Chair

Rachel Carroll Rivas is the Co-Executive Director of the Montana Human Rights Network. Rachel has worked to expose the anti-democratic white nationalist forces and organize communities to respond to hate activity for over a decade. She has supported rural community organizing and research across the West, training hundreds of activists, academics and community leaders in cross-issue movement building and analysis.  She has served on the boards of Montana Conservation Voters and Big Sky Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and she has helped manage six successful political races in Montana. Rachel loves spending time dancing, hiking and playing with her children and her husband, Diego, who works on clean energy policy. Rachel was raised in Central Montana by parents who were public servants and instilled in her a strong moral compass and the value of community engagement from an early age. Rachel’s collegiate studies were at North Dakota State, University of Montana, Illinois State and Utah State University. Rachel is the parent of two Jefferson students and she hopes to help JPC raise funds and involve parents to make Jefferson school a welcoming community where all students thrive.

Leann Murphy, Treasurer

Leann is mom to two Jefferson Mustangs – Connor (3rd grade) and Alex (Kindergarten) and has called Helena home for nine years. She attended Montana State University (Go Bobcats!) where she met her husband, Kevin, and earned a BS in Business, Marketing. After college, Kevin and Leann moved to Salt Lake City to gain work experience and enjoy the many outdoor experiences Utah had to offer. After earning her Master of Business Administration at the University of Utah, Leann and Kevin moved back to the Gallatin Valley in 2007 and then to Helena in 2010. Leann is currently a Business Analyst for AAA where she enjoys analyzing sales data for the organization and creating compelling visualizations to enhance the sales teams’ efforts. As the Treasurer for JPC this year, she is looking forward to open communication and transparency with all Jefferson parents, teachers, and staff regarding the budget and expenditures of the parent council. In Leann’s free time you can find her playing with her boys, camping in the wonderful Montana wilderness with her family, or curled up with a good book.  

Shantel Hosking, Secretary

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Jason Danielson, Volunteer Coordinator

Jason Danielson is originally from Minnesota, and spent much of his childhood around the Grand Forks, ND area. Jason earned his B.S. in Geography from the University of North Dakota in 2000. Jason works for Lewis and Clark County as a GIS Database Analyst and Address Coordinator. He and his wife, Lindsay, have twins attending Jefferson Elementary School! He looks forward to engaging our school community and supporting our amazing staff! Jason enjoys trail running, mountain biking, skiing, traveling, and spending time with family!

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