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My name is Mrs. Melissa Oliver and this is my twenty- fourth year teaching and my seventeenth year teaching at Richland Elementary! I am a graduate of IUP where I earned a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.Ed. with a Reading Specialist Certification. In addition, I also completed the ESL Program Specialist Certification through the IU8 in 2011.
 
My teaching career began at West End Catholic School where I spent 3 years teaching Second Grade. As a graduate of the Conemaugh Township Area School District, I was excited to spend 4 years teaching there in Fourth Grade, Third Grade, and as a Reading Specialist before being hired at Richland as a Reading Specialist. In addition to working as a Title 1 Reading Teacher, I have also worked as a Third Grade Teacher and as an English Language Development Teacher for our students who are English Language Learners.
 
I live in Richland with my husband, Mike, my two children, Madelyn and Mason, and my dog, Chloe.  Madelyn is in her junior year at the University of Pittsburgh.  Mason is a junior at RHS.   We are all so excited about the 2022-2023 school year and the opportunity to do many of the things we missed during the past two years due to COVID!
 
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We enjoyed a visit from a former student today!  She was here for the 3rd Grade Leadership program that comes to help with Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students in the mornings before announcements!  We appreciate the help so much!
One of our 4th grade students earned the GOLDEN TICKET today.  She is very kind and helpful to other students.  She was very helpful to the substitute yesterday!

Progress Reports

Your child's progress report was sent home today!  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!  Have a great summer!

Miss Anderson from UPJ came to visit and did a lesson about capital letters.  We searched the classroom for as many uppercase letters as we could find!