Hoffman-Kelly, Iwris

Title: Lower School Assistant Teacher

Bio: Attended: Hogeschool Utrecht; University of Amsterdam Degrees: B.A. Journalism; M.S. Clinical Psychology Joined Providence in 2022 Iwris (pronounced “Iris”) Hoffman-Kelly began her career in journalism. For 11 years she worked as a reporter and news anchor for the national TV news station in her native country, The Netherlands. She switched to a career in education when she and her husband, Paul, and their two sons moved to Santa Barbara in 2016. Iwris has worked as a private math and English language tutor and was a substitute teacher at Peabody School. She joined the Providence Lower School faculty in 2022 as a teacher assistant for third and fourth grades. She looks forward to being a strong support for both students and teachers and helping them experience a smooth school year in a warm, safe, Christian environment. Her eldest son is a member of the Providence Upper School Class of 2026. Mrs. Hoffman-Kelly’s favorite Providence tradition is seeing different generations bond on Grandparents Day.