My name is Melissa Matthews and I cannot tell you how excited I am about the opportunity to get to know each and every one of the children in my class as we learn & grow together, all while striving to hide God’s Word in our hearts. As children have always been a calling and ministry of mine, know that this position has truly been an answer to prayer as I have been seeking to have a Gospel influence on a larger scale. I am looking forward to having a fantastic school year, and one way to start it off right is letting you know a little about me.
With an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, I am praying I serve you well, for there is much passion beyond my education. As you may know, this is my first year as an official teacher at Kiddie Kollege. I am still considered a newlywed, recently celebrating 2 years and was blessed with 4 stepchildren that I love & care deeply for as if they were my own. I have been surrounded by children my entire life through a variety of ways. I have spent a great deal of time in childcare; working with and taking care of children as oldest sibling of 6, babysitter, and nanny, while also serving in my church and a handful of public schools. I feel that teachers are a vital part of a child’s learning experience, and I find it to be my responsibility to make sure it is an impactful one. Every child has the capacity to gain knowledge while applying God’s Word, and it excites me to know that I can take part in this process. What a great gift to give! I am planning and anticipating a year filled with much excitement, lots of learning, and many fruitful challenges. I’ll be looking forward to working together to invest in Kingdom work!
A Matter of Prayer
After six years as Director of Kiddie Kare, our childcare ministry, Jennifer Nier is resigning this position in order to be able to spend more time with her family. She fully intends to continue on as Kiddie Kollege Director. Please be in prayer as we seek the right person to oversee Kiddie Kare as an outreach to our community.