Meet Your Teacher - Mrs. Zelin (3 Day)


Hi there!  My name is Mrs. Zelin and I teach PreK at Legacy!   

A little about me:  

This is my 14th year teaching PreK, and my 8th year teaching it at Legacy! I taught PreK previously at a Christian Learning Center.  I also student taught Kindergarten and 4th grade.  I have a Kindergarten-6th Grade Elementary Education Licensure with a Pre-Primary (Preschool/PreK) Emphasis from Crown College. 

God has blessed my husband and I with marriage and 4 beautiful little girls!  They each bring an inexpressible joy to our lives!  

PreK is a very special time for the students!  I love the excitement and wonder each child has at this age. It is truly amazing how much a 4-5 year old can learn!  Their enthusiasm for life is so contagious...We definitely have the most FUN in PreK!!

I grew up in the area and always hoped to teach at Legacy/Meadow Creek someday!  While student teaching 4th Grade here, the Legacy community became like a second "family" to me!  I could not ask for better families and staff to share life with!  I am so thankful for the opportunity to teach here.  This family truly gives their all for each other! 

By God's grace alone, I am very thankful for coming to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior at a young age.  I feel very blessed to be able to share His great love, peace and hope with these precious PreK students and their families! There is no greater joy than knowing JESUS and being a part of His family!  So thankful that we can be adopted into His family by faith!

Interests:

-Spending time with family and friends as well as getting to know new people!

-Reading...I enjoy a variety of children's literature, the Princess Parables, and of course the B-I-B-L-E (God's Word)

-Music- I love singing in the classroom to make learning easy and to worship the Lord!  I am learning the violin with my oldest daughter.  My husband plays in a Christian blues band!  

-Drama/Theater Arts- love musicals, pretending, playing "dress up" and acting out stories together

-I enjoy downhill ski racing, water skiing and hiking!

-VeggieTales, Boz the Bear, Clifford, Go Fish Guys, Toby Mac, David Phelps (the tenor)

-Mission Trips (New Orleans, Mexico, Philippines)

-Like attending church and serving there!  

-Vacationing with family is such a gift!

Education/Licenses:

-K-6 Elementary Education MN Teaching License with a Pre-Primary (PreK) Emphasis from Crown College

-Bachelor of Science Degree in Christian Ministries from University of Northwestern in Roseville, MN

-Studied Music Education (Vocal) at Concordia College

I look forward to building a strong partnership with your family this year.  My prayer is that together we can help your child reach their full potential for God’s glory.  I am truly honored to be a part of your child’s first year at the “big school”!   Thank you so much for allowing me to teach and show love to your precious child!!

Love in Him, 

Mrs. Zelin :)

Favorite Bible Verses:

-"Because your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You."- Psalm 63:3

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast."- Ephesians 2:8-9

"I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life."- 1 John 5:13

"If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." - Romans 10:9

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths."- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies."- Psalm 103:2-4

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."- 1 Corinthians 10:31
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