Primary Social Emotional Learning Center

Mrs. Emily Yarnell



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Mrs. Emily Yarnell

My Name is Emily Wirsig Yarnell. This is my third year teaching in the Primary Social Emotional Learning Center at Lewis and Clark.   

 I am a native of Beaverton, Oregon and have only lived outside of Oregon while completing my undergraduate education. The four years I spent at Whittier College in Whittier, California was the first time I had ever moved in my life. In 2010 I graguated, and moved back to Oregon to complete my Master in Arts and Teaching at George Fox University. In 2013 I began working as an instructional assitant in the Social Emotional Learning center before it was split by grade level. I worked as an assistant for 4 years before the program was split into Primary (K-3) and Intermediate (3-5). In 2018 I became the teacher for the Primary Class and also went back to school to get my Masters in Special Education. 


Outside of teaching, my interests include reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family. I have been married for 4 years, and have a 7 month old son.