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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  
 
My name is Mrs. Melissa Oliver and this is my twentieth year teaching and my thirteenth 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 have also completed the ESL Program Specialist Certification through the IU8.
 
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, and my two children, Madelyn, 11th grade, and Mason, 7th grade.
 
Link to Google Classroom:
 
Link for extra practice:
Summer Slugger is a FREE fun, interactive, online course that uses the game of baseball to help kids ages 8 to 11 maintain their math and literacy skills during the summer months sponsored by MLB and Everfi.
 

Recent Posts

Our Kindergarten and 1st Grade students began working on "Teach Your Monster to Read" online, using the desk top computers and chromebooks in our classroom.
We are continuing to work on our writing project about our favorite things.  Once we are finished, we will publish it into a real book!  Look for more information to come home with the students!
Earning a Golden Ticket for being Accountable and Motivated- reading over 40 pages over the long weekend!  Way to go!
In Kindergarten, we use an ipad to practice writing our letters correctly!  We love the Letter School app!

My students in grades 2-5 have started to use Google Classroom!  You can find the link for your child on my homepage.