Hello! My name is Jodi Pelak and I am excited to be staying to 5th grade for the 2018-2019 school year.
I am originally from the great state of Michigan. Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to teach. After graduating with a degree in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University, I moved to Washington, DC. My first 6 years teaching were spent in DC Public Schools where I taught both 3rd and 4th grade. I love that I've been at Liberty ES since we opened in the fall of 2008 and am excited to celebrate our 11th year. Throughout those years, I have moved back and forth between 4th and 5th grade. I graduated from Shenandoah University with my Masters degree and have loved implementing all that I learned into my classroom. Throughout the school year, I seek to create a positive learning environment for my students.
My spare time is spent playing volleyball and reading. I also love to watch college basketball. Go Michigan State!
I look forward to another wonderful year at Liberty.