Jackson College is pleased to welcome Andrea Ortell as the new Jets assistant cross country coach.
Ortell currently teaches at Jackson Preparatory and Early College (JPEC), where she is director of instrumental and vocal music. She ran cross country in middle school and high school at Vandercook Lake, and ran one year at Spring Arbor College on scholarship, where she earned her master's degree in education. Ortell began coaching cross country at JPEC two years ago.
"I have really enjoyed watching our students grow both as athletes and as individuals," she said. Ortell is married to husband, Mike, and they have three children, Noah, Micah and Olivia. "It has been a privilege seeing my own children run cross country at JPEC!"
Now, she looks forward to working with the Jets team. "I am very excited to embark on this new adventure and consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to coach at Jackson College."