Melody Krouse has taught in private and public school settings throughout Wisconsin since 2003. She recently moved from Appleton with her family teaching at a WELS Early Childhood School for four years. Originally from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, she earned her first degree from UW-Eau Claire in journalism in 1999. Shortly after she pursued teaching young children. Her teaching degrees and certifications include a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from UW-Stout, a Master of Science in Education from UW-Stout, a Special Education certificate in Emotional Behavioral Disorders, and a WELS Ministry Certification from Martin Luther College. In 2023, she is starting the Special Education Program at St. Mark to serve the students with special needs best.
Her philosophy is that all children learn at different levels and teaching children includes knowing their needs and interests. Young children learn from what is important to them and building off that increases their ability to want to learn even more. Learning is fun. Children guide the learning in her Christian classrooms. She enjoys cooking, hiking, and biking with her family in her free time. She is happy to be back exploring God's nature in Eau Claire.
"God gives us all talents, and finding a student's strength is celebrated. We learn together in the classroom with compassion. 'We love because he first loved us.' John 4:19"