Jodi Hertzler

College and Career Counselor, English teacher : faculty, Staff


EMHS class of 1991; BA in English from Eastern Mennonite University. Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA Extension, 2021


I am a member of National Association for College Admission Counseling. I enjoy reading, classic movies, cooking, crossword puzzles, traveling with my family, and taking in college visits whenever possible!


I attend Community Mennonite Church of Harrisonburg.


I am married to Shelby '90 and mother to Oliver '19, Arwen '21, and Milo '24.

Community involvement

I serve on the worship arts committee at church and am a freelance copy editor for MennoMedia>

Favorite Bible verses

Isaiah 43:1b: "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine."

My dream for EMS

My dream is that EMS becomes a place where all feel welcome, challenged, known, and loved as a precious child of God, and ultimately to feel empowered and equipped to move on to the next stage of life, wherever it might be.