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Principal- Mrs. Holtz


Meet the Principal

Mrs. Melissa Holtz


by Mrs. Holtz on July 1, 2017

Name: Mrs. Melissa Holtz

Years on the Job: 2

Work History:

I  earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a math emphasis from The University of Iowa in Iowa City.  When I first started teaching I was a special education teacher for students grade K-6.  I earned my Masters in Special Education a few years after beginning full-time employment.  After teaching resource students for five years, I moved into a sixth grade general education classroom setting where I taught everything from reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.

As an administrative intern I had many opportunities to work collaboratively to lead not only my school but the district in areas such as technology, safety, data analysis, professional development for literacy, mathematics, and intervention work.


My family and I are blessed to be able to live in Correctionville where we can be an active part of our community.  My husband, Dan, works for VT Industries in Holstein.  My son, Austin, is a sophmore this year and loves to play both baseball and basketball. My daughter, Sara, is an 8th grader and enjoys playing basketball, softball, and volleyball.

As we enter our second year together, I look forward to deepening the relationships with students, staff, and the community. There are so many positive things going on at River Valley! Our students enjoy access to varying types of technology, our facilities are continually being updated, teachers engage in on-going learning opportunities, and our community is a constant support. Let's have a fantastic year and keep those positives rolling in!

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Mrs. Holtz’s Top 10

by Mrs. Holtz on July 1

Here’s 10 Things you may not know about Mrs. Holtz.

  1. She was born and raised in Kentucky.

  2. Yes!  She’s a HUGE Kentucky Wildcat fan!  (Go CATS!)

  3. She and her husband met on the internet long before the days of E-Harmony.

  4. She has 2 Masters Degrees (Special Education and Educational Administration)

  5. Her favorite sweet treat is Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Crunch Squares.

  6. Her favorite movie is The Princess Bride.

  7. In baseball, you can hear her cheering for the Atlanta Braves.

  8. She enjoys singing and was on her church’s worship team.

  9. She can play the clarinet.

  10. The first book that ever made her cry was Bridge to Terabithia...if you haven’t read it, READ IT!

Mark Your Calendar!

by Mrs. Holtz on July 1, 2017

Mark your calendar for these upcoming elementary activities and/or special events.


Mark your calendar for these upcoming elementary activities and/or special events.

Aug. 23rd      Open House **please call the office if you need to schedule a time to meet your teacher.**

Aug. 24th      Welcome back, Students!

Sept. 3rd        No School--Labor Day

Sept. 21         Homecoming



River Valley Elementary School

100 S. 5th Ave.

Washta, Iowa 51061

(712) 447-6318