Hello, and welcome to my classroom. I'm Mrs. Kelley Ybos, and I have been teaching for 17 years, with my first 4 years teaching 6th grade ELA at St. Tammany Jr. High School. I have been at Riverside Elementary for the past 13 years. I have taught grades 1-4, and am excited to be teaching 5th grade ELA and Social Studies this year. I have a Bachelor's of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Southern Mississippi, and enjoyed my first career with JC Penney as a merchandiser/buyer. Education called me, and I received my Alternate Certification in Elementary Education 1-8 at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Each day, I strive for excellence from myself and my students. The classroom should be a fun place to learn, where it is safe to make mistakes. We are a family, and should help and support each other. 5th grade requires hard work each and every day, and every student should give nothing but their best. Learning is an adventure, with everyone finding their most successful path. My job is to facilitate a supportive and successful environment for each and every one of my students. Let's make this the best year ever!