Melissa Newell

Preschool Teacher


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Mrs. Newell hopes to share her belief that each child is unique in God’s eyes and that they are loved.

Mrs. Newell’s experience includes being a Title EA and EA for Springfield School District for many years, a daycare provider, a special needs cheerleading coach, and now a preschool teacher. She joined Willamette Christian School in 2018.

In the classroom, her preschool students are learning to share and write numbers and letters, as well as their names. Through each activity, they learn what it means to have Jesus as part of all we do.

She and her husband have three children, two dogs, a cat and a bunny. She loves spending time with her family and traveling. In fact, Mrs. Newell was once featured on a TV show called “Rock This Boat” with New Kids on the Block on one of the trips she took to the island of Turks and Caicos. Her TV title was “Birthday Girl,” and Jordan Knight jumped out of a cake for her!

“We get to all share the love and teachings of Jesus—all day, every day!”