Rochelle Skelly

 Rochelle Skelly

Phone: ext. 1924


Degrees and Certifications:

Alaska Professional Teacher Certification BAS in Elementary Education Minor in Theatre

Rochelle Skelly

  • This is my 5th year teaching at NWABSD and my second year as the JNES music teacher! My favorite thing about teaching is my students. I love how different and versatile each individual student is, and I love getting to interact with their wonderful personalities every day at school. I am very excited to be teaching music again this year, a subject that I am very passionate about. I currently can play, or I'm learning to play: The ukulele (all 4 kinds), piano, mandolin, drums, the Irish Tin Whistle, and the Irish chanter (pre-cursor to the bagpipes). In my free time, I love to be doing something creative, or you can find me enjoying the outdoors. I love our beautiful land and I want to share that love and care with our students so that we may be better stewards for future generations. 

    After school, I am the director of the Kotzebue Theatre program, which currently runs JNES Drama Club, KMHS DDF Club, and the Pathetic Liars Improv Troupe. All 3rd-12th grade students interested in developing skills in the performing arts are welcome to join one of our Clubs. 

    If you need me, I am almost always at the school until at least 4:30. Feel free to call ext. 1873, drop by room 221 or e-mail me at