Hello Our Lady of Peace family! My name is Vanessa Yelenic, and this will be my fifth year at OLP. I feel truly blessed to be able to teach within a Catholic School and have the opportunity to share my faith with the students every day. The Catholic Faith has always been an important part of my life, as well as education. This is why I made the decision to attend Wheeling Jesuit University where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I am also certified in West Virginia for grades K to 6.
In my classroom, I promote laughter as well as discipline. A positive learning environment is crucial for students to thrive and grow. Not all children learn the same way. This is why I design my lessons to fit my students’ needs.
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ~ Aristotle