Mrs. Elliston- 5th grade
Welcome to Mrs. Elliston's 5th Grade Classroom
I'm Mrs. Elliston and I am very happy to be teaching 5th grade at
Riley Upper Elementary. I earned a bachelor of science degree from Western Michigan
University (Go Broncos!) and a MA degree from Eastern Michigan University. I
have taught in Livonia since 1995 most of which has been in fifth
grade. I have also taught at Coolidge, Hayes, and Johnson. This is my twenty-second year of teaching.
currently live in South Lyon with my husband and two sons. My oldest son, Kyle, just graduated from South Lyon East and is attending Schoolcraft College before transferring to a university. My youngest son, Justin, plays on the varsity soccer team at East. Along with soccer my boys keep busy with all their outdoor activities mountain biking, fishing, hunting, snowboarding, and riding dirt bikes/ATV's. In my
spare time I enjoy making cards, downhill skiing, reading, shopping,
and traveling. One of my biggest accomplishments has been completing
the Warrior Dash in 2012- 2015. In the end I made it through 12
obstacles and was completely covered in mud.
am also a former Livonia Public School student so I feel very fortunate
to be part of such a wonderful district that is dedicated to children.
I am looking forward to making this a successful and positive year for
you and your child. To ensure this success, we must keep the lines of
communication open. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel
free to contact me at school or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I feel that continuous dialogue between parent and teacher is vital to
success throughout the year. I look forward to meeting you in the near
Mrs. Deborah Elliston