My name is Rachelle Wetmore and this is my eleventh year of full time teaching. My family has been living in the Nashville area for about five years and we love being a part of the Madison Campus community. I have a B.A. in Psycholgy with licensure to teach grades K-8. I am currently working on an M.Ed in early childhood education at Northern Arizona University. I am learning tons of research proven strategies and methods for engaging early learners.
After my husband and I graduated from Southern Adventist University, we moved to Guam for six years. This is where my teaching career began. I really value the experience I gained from teaching on Guam. I was able to work in a culture foreign to my own which taught me tolerance and acceptance of others, their beliefs, and ways of thinking. Part of my time on Guam was spent teaching in a low-income school. Here I worked with children who did not speak English and I had to overcome social and economic barriers due to working with families living in poverty. Teaching on Guam has tremendously enriched my classroom teaching.
My daughter Kyla, was born on Guam. After she was born, I decided to stay home with her and soon her brother, Eric, for the next seven years. During that time, I still found ways to work with children through organizing mom`s groups, teaching Sabbath school classes, volunteering for and eventually co-leading VBS, babysitting and tutoring children. Basically, I have been working with children in one form or another since I was 12 years old and love it!
I am very excited to be teaching Pre-K at Madison Campus Elementary. I am looking forward to working with families to help each child gain a healthy and positive learning foundation that fosters a love of knowledge and a desire to know and love Jesus..
In this video, MCE's Pre-K students will teach you about fall.