Jeretta West grew up in Nome, Texas. She received a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University and her teaching certification from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
She has 24 years of teaching experience; 23 of those wonderful years have been at St. Mary's School. Jaretta is married to Don West. All of their children have either graduated from St. Mary's 8th grade or currently attending St. Mary's School.