Mrs. Skelly

Phone: ext. 1924


Degrees and Certifications:

Alaska Professional Teacher Certification BAS in Elementary Education Minor in Theatre

Mrs. 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 (baritone and soprano), 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