Patti-Jo vanErven

Special Education

Patti-Jo vanErven

Welcome To My Online Classroom 

Hello, my name is Patti-Jo vanErven and I am one of the 4th grade Inclusion teachers.I started last year on the Intervention team, here at Olive Branch Intermediate, and then moved to Inclusion.  I am excited to be a part of the amazing team at this school.

My husband and I recently relocated from Brighton, Colorado. We lived in Colorado for the past 22 years. We have 2 children.  My youngest is still in school at the University of Colorado, Boulder. While in Colorado, I worked in my school district for 14 years in the primary grades in instructional interventions. After moving to Mississippi, I went back to school and received my Mississippi teaching certificate in January 2020.

The great thing about working in education is that you get to learn something new every day!  I am excited to work in this school, but more importantly, I'm excited to work with the great students that attend OBIS.

OBIS where Our Best Is Success!

Education: I received my BA in Criminal Justice from University of New Mexico.

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Distance Learning Plans will be posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. 












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