The Teacher Spotlight is a weekly piece where we feature our leaders at Melissa Schools. Check back each Monday to meet a new teacher!
This week’s Teacher Spotlight shines on Kelli Gobel from Melissa Ridge Intermediate, nominated by Principal Tami Hayes. Ms. Gobel teaches 5th Grade Science and this is her thirteenth year in Melissa.
Learn more about Ms. Gobel below.
I have always wanted to be a teacher. When I was little, I would come home from school and “play” school. I would line up my stuffed animals and read to them from the Encyclopedia Britannica. My dad built a playhouse for me and I made it into a classroom.
My passion is geology. I love rocks! My favorite topics to teach are cells, genetics and the periodic table. I really enjoy our Engineering Club because the students are able to be imaginative and problem solvers. Our club is a great way for us to bring in parents, community, and businesses to share their expertise with our students.
HUMILITY: Accepting the fact that we are not perfect is a gift that allows us to move forward. Don’t worry about making a mistake. The true mistake is to never try.
The feeling of community is strong in Melissa and makes me proud to be a Cardinal.