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Second Grade Team

Jennifer Boyd

bio_boyd_0.jpgOriginally from Kansas City, Kansas, Jennifer was inspired to teach by her second grade teacher. “She went out of her way to make each student feel special,” Jennifer says. “I wanted to be just like her.”

With Bachelors degrees in elementary and early childhood education and a Masters in multicultural education, Jennifer is now living that dream in Rossman’s second grade classroom. She finds joy in helping people and being surrounded by enthusiastic children every day.

An ardent Kansas City Chiefs football fan, Jennifer says there is nothing like spending your day at Arrowhead Stadium watching a game and celebrating a win with thousands of fellow fans. However, since moving to St. Louis in 2006, she has enjoyed Cardinals, Rams and Blues games as well.

This mother of one also enjoys playing sports with her family and watching her young son play everything from baseball to basketball to tennis. Her other hobbies include traveling, reading and attending concerts.

 

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Melissa Kriegshauser

bio_kriegshauser.jpgHaving grown up with a large menagerie of animals including a monkey, a pig and a parrot, Melissa has a nearly endless supply of entertaining stories to share with her second grade students each year. She is fueled by the enthusiasm and wonder of these 7- and 8-year-olds, who absorb information like sponges.

A teacher for more than 20 years, Melissa loves being able to observe her students’ growth over the course of a school year. She believes in a “freedom with fences” approach to teaching — complimenting a gentle, loving manner with clear boundaries in order to promote independence, foster learning and guide respectful behavior. She aims to be attentive to the individual personalities and minds within each group of children and tweak the curriculum from year to year to keep students excited and engaged in the learning process.

Married for nearly 40 years, Melissa loves spending time with her husband, two children and three grandchildren. She is active with her church, the Chi Omega Alumni Association and various local charities. An alumna of Visitation Academy, she also enjoys monthly reunions with several Viz classmates. 

 

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