MELOTT.jpgTamara Melott

Director and Lead Teacher of the 4 (for 2019-20) and 5-day Program 

Tamara Melott is the Director and lead teacher of the 4 and 5-day program. She developed the 4 and 5-day program for Ascension. The goal of this program is to prepare the children for a smooth transition from preschool to kindergarten.  She teaches the Roland Reading Program, Saxon math and a science curriculum based on the Minnesota Early Learning Standards, the Spark Early Childhood Physical Education Program, and incorporates music throughout the curriculum.  She also works on fine and gross motor skills through free play, art activities, and learning activities throughout the day.  Tammy says,

“What I enjoy most about my work at Ascension is teaching Bible stories every day and seeing the children’s faith blossom and grow.  I also appreciate that I can use God’s Word throughout the day as I teach and prepare these children for their future.  Finally, I enjoy watching them grow physically and intellectually as I prepare them for their next level of learning.”

Tamara received her Bachelors degree in Christian Elementary Education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN.  Her teaching experience includes 9 years teaching 3rd grade, 4 years working with 3 yr. olds in a daycare, 5 years teaching 1st grade, 3 years as an assistant teacher in the Preschool and Pre-K programs. She currently serves as the lead teacher of the 5-day program since 2010. Along with her teaching responsibilities she serves as the director since 2014. Mrs. Melott enjoys helping with Vacation Bible School which gives her another opportunity to share God’s Word with young children.  Tammy and her husband Mike have two daughters and one son.  They live in Delano, MN.