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Reading Kelli Oliver

Greetings Ankeny students and families!  My name is Mrs. Oliver, and I am a 6th grade literacy teacher at Prairie Ridge Middle School.  I moved to Ankeny several years ago while finishing my undergrad degree at Iowa state and have lived here ever since with my husband, Dennis, two boys, Carson and Cruz, and our sweet pup Stella.  My personal educational journey began with an undergrad degree in elementary education from Iowa State and a master’s degree in teacher effectiveness and professional development from Drake.  I have an extensive background in literacy with a couple of literacy related endorsements and a literacy specialist degree from Drake.  My teaching career began with student teaching in Ankeny, which then lead me to a wide range of experiences in elementary teaching for 7 years in both 5th and 3rd grade.  For the past few years, I have specialized in the area of literacy teaching 6th grade lit on the 6A team.  I love being able to focus on one content area and support kids in their reading growth and development.  It is my personal belief that there is no greater gift than teaching kids how to become exceptional readers and writers!

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