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Yalonda Ivers is a 1986 graduate of Denison High School. She attended East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas having received several music and academic scholarships. Yalonda earned a Bachelor of Music in December of 1990. She began her career in education in 1991 by teaching for one year at Texoma Christian Middle School; but, when the opportunity to become a Bells Panther arose in the school year 1991-1992 she jumped at the chance! During her first tenure with the district, she taught choir, middle school fine arts, theatre arts, speech, English, and served as a part-time middle school counselor. After completing a Master of Science in counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce in December of 2005, Yalonda accepted a position as 6-12 grade counselor in Melissa ISD for the 2006-2007 school year. In May of 2007, Yalonda earned a second master’s degree-a Master of Education in school administration- from Texas A&M University-Commerce. In the fall of 2007, Yalonda moved back home and became a counselor at her alma mater- Denison High School. After serving as a guidance counselor for six years at DHS, she is excited to be returning “home” to Bells High School! She has begun her 22nd year in education and looks forward to working with students, teachers and parents to help BHS students be prepared to succeed not only in high school, but in life beyond formal education.
Yalonda is married to Jackie Ivers. They have been married for 23.5 years and have three sons: J.Q.- a sophomore at the University of Arkansas; J.C.-a senior at DHS and Captain of the drum line; and J.T.- a sophomore at DHS. (Admittedly, the “J” names got out of control!) The Ivers family lives in Denison, Texas where Yalonda and C.C. (Cupcake) the dog are the only two girls in the house! She loves spending time with teenagers, cooking, reading, music, and is a total geek: she loves all things Star Trek and Star Wars along with other science fiction!
From left to right: J.C., Yalonda, Jackie, J.T., and J.Q.
C.C.- Cupcake Doby- named after elf in Harry Potter.