Melissa Shoemaker

Melissa Shoemaker

Position: Principal, Pre-K & Kindergarten Teacher

Phone: 615-325-3184

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Eastern Kentucky University

Seventh-day Adventist teacher certification

Teacher for 22 years, 20 years at Highland Elementary

Mrs. Shoemaker is the Principal and pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten teacher at Highland. While growing up with her family in Kentucky, she attended public schools throughout her education. On Sundays, she and her family attended Corinth First Church of God. During her senior year of high school, she was baptized, along with her future husband, into the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

After high school graduation, she attended Eastern Kentucky University. While there, Mrs. Shoemaker was a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, Kappa Delta Phi, and Golden Key National Honor Society. She made the Dean’s List and President’s List several times as well. Mrs. Shoemaker graduated in 1997 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education emphasis in Math.

After spending a year-and-a-half working in public schools, Mrs. Shoemaker felt the Lord leading her to Adventist Education. She accepted an invitation to teach at Greater Nashville Junior Academy. She was the first-grade teacher for the 1999-2000 school year. In 2000, the Shoemakers moved to the Highland area, and Mrs. Shoemaker became the first and second-grade teacher. In 2009, Mrs. Shoemaker became the Prekindergarten and Kindergarten teacher at Highland.

Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker have been married for 28 years. They have been blessed with two wonderful children. Lincoln is sixteen years old and a junior at Highland Academy. Sienna has just turned 13 and is in the seventh grade.

Mrs. Shoemaker is grateful for the opportunity to lead out at Highland. She desires for each student to know Jesus and have a lifelong walk with Him. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her wonderful family, reading, scrapbooking, and vacationing.

Mrs. Shoemaker’s mission as your child’s teacher is to share the Seventh-day Adventist message and redeeming love of Jesus with her students, in addition to providing the highest quality education.

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