I grew up in the beautiful town of Durango, Colorado. I discovered the Northwest when I came to Western Washington University to complete my bachelor’s degree in graphic design in 2005. After working as a graphic designer in Los Angeles, I felt God leading me in a new direction, working with children. I went back to school to receive a master’s in early childhood education through Walden University. While I still enjoy art, I have enjoyed incorporating my creativity into my teaching. Over the years we have lived in a variety of places from Yakima, Washington, to Augusta, Maine, but we finally settled in my favorite city, Bellingham. After staying home for three years to raise my two boys, I started teaching at Evergreen Christian in 2015.
I love teaching and watching children learn and grow academically, socially, and spiritually. Working with children brings so much enjoyment to my day and I truly feel blessed to have the opportunity to have worked at such an amazing school as Evergreen Christian. I hope to inspire children to love each other and themselves as God does.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family: my husband, Jeremy, and my sons Kenan and Lowen. We enjoy exploring the Northwest, as well as visiting family and friends in Colorado, California, Hawaii and Maine. I also love going to the gym, hiking, biking, painting, drawing and doing home remodeling projects. We attend Cornwall Church in Bellingham.
Melanie is joining BCS as a team teacher in the First/Second Multiage class.