Melanie has been the teacher's aide for the Preschool 3/4 class since 2015. Melanie earned an undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University. She worked as a psychologist until having her first child and decided then to take time off to focus on caring for her family. Melanie is married to Neil who serves on Calvary's school board. They have two sons, one who graduated from Calvary and now attends Lutheran High School and the other, who is a student in Calvary's middle school. Melanie enjoys reading, working on puzzles, vacationing at Disney World, and watching her boys participate in their various sporting activities.