Megan Kleinschmidt, second grade teacher

Favorite Bible Verse: (what a beautiful description of heaven)

Isaiah 11:6-9  The wolf will live with the lamb,  the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together;  and a little child will lead them.

The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the cobra’s den,  and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

I was born and raised in Merrill, Wisconsin. I have two wonderful daughters. My family keeps me very busy. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family creating new memories. When I get the chance, I love to hike, travel, read, watch movies, and be active. Also part of our family are two dogs that we adopted and adore. Growing up, I have always loved animals and have had many different pets. My favorite time of the year is spring and summer. I have never been a fan of winter due to the snow and cold. During spring and summer time, I enjoy working on my green thumb and being outside. I have taught both second and third grade and discovered my love of this age level! My favorite part of teaching is building new relationships every year and watching how those students grow in the years to come.

The school's theme this year is "Connected" (John 15:5). Share a time in your life when you saw the importance of being connected to Jesus.

I have found that I have felt the most connected during times of sorrow and happiness. I find myself leaning on the Lord to help me get through those times of sorrow or praising him for the blessings I have in my life.

If you could take a month to travel anywhere, where would you go?


Hometown: Merrill, WI

Bachelor's Degree Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Minor: Environmental Education