Melissa Maxfield

Preschool 4 year old (Timothy)

Experience: I’ve worked with Lutheran Schools for over twenty years.  Fifteen years have been in the classroom teaching a variety of grade levels including sixth, third, first, & preK.  Six years were spent working part-time for the Lutheran Elementary School Association of St. Louis while my children were young.  While out of the classroom, I was able to serve Lutheran schools around the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Education: Missouri State University, a B.S. in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. Concordia University, Chicago, Lutheran Teaching Certificate through the Colloquy Program.

Personal Education Philosophy: I strive to create a classroom where all children can learn to the best of their God-given ability, by providing differentiated activities, incorporating opportunities to support a variety of learning styles, and guiding them to be all that God would have them be.

Classroom Goals: I desire to meet my students where they are academically and from there, encourage, scaffold, and promote learning opportunities to stretch them just a bit more. We’ll do this with a variety of activities as we experiment, work with numbers and letters, strengthen gross motor skills, and hone fine motor skills, all while working to develop socially.  Most importantly, I want to help them grow in their knowledge of Jesus and the love He has for them, as we work to demonstrate His love to others around us.

Interests: Hiking with my family, cooking, crafting, and photography.

Favorite Bible Verse: “Be thou faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life.” Revelation 2:10