Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Master of Science in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development
Mrs. Melissa Iloabachie
Welcome to Prairie Ridge Middle School! My name is Melissa Iloabachie and I am one of two instructional coaches here at Prairie Ridge. I work somewhat behind the scenes by supporting teachers with student learning. I formerly taught 2nd grade at Crocker Elementary here in Ankeny. Before that, I was an elementary teacher in Houston, Texas for six years.
My husband and I live here in Ankeny. Many people look at our last name and aren't quite sure of how to pronounce it, so phonetically it's pronounced: E-lo-a-ba-chay. I hope that helps! When I'm not teaching, I enjoy being with my husband and daughter, riding my bicycle, crafting, reading, walking outside, traveling, and baking.
I very much enjoy what I do and believe that teaching is one of the most important jobs in the world. It is my belief that everyone is incredibly capable to produce their fullest potential and learn. It is our job as educators to coach them in their personal learning journey. I very much look forward to continue to serve the students at Prairie Ridge!
Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments you may have.
I look forward to a great school year!