Phone: (210)407-3800


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science/Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-K/6th General Education Certification ESL Certification

Mrs. Yolanda Van Ness

Hello! My name is Yolanda Van Ness and I am a fifth grade teacher at Harmony Hills Elementary. This year I start my 28tyear in education! I am just as excited to teach your children this year as I was my first year teaching. Previously, I have taught kindergarten, second and third grade and I have worked for a non-profit educational foundation where my role was to assist teachers (from across the United States) in establishing a solid and sequential curriculum for their students. I graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1992. Thank you for sharing your children with me. My promise to you and to your children is that I will do everything possible to help them reach their optimal potential. I will give them back to you at the end of the school year full of wonder, knowledge, and growth.


Important Notice: "Meet the Teacher" Zoom presentation is linked below: 

Thursday, August 13, 2020


Class Schedule

  • Daily Schedule


    7:45-8:00- Login to Zoom

    8:00-8:10- Morning Meeting

    8:10-9:20- Rotation 1 (Homeroom) History/Geography, Vocabulary/ Mrs. Van Ness

    9:25-10:35- Rotation 2/Science/Mrs. Jackson

    10:40-11:50- Rotation 3/Math/Ms. Rowe

    11:50-12:50- Recess/Lunch

    12:55-2:05- Rotation 4/Reading, Language Arts/Ms. Alisaleh

    2:15-3:05- Specials/Teacher Conference

    Monday- Art

    Tuesday- PE

    Wednesday- Music



    3:15-3:45- Teacher Office Hours via Zoom