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Melanie Witt
Melanie Witt
4th Grade
Phone: 712-737-2274 x219
Groups: Elementary

Years at OCCS: 33 years (1989-2022)
Education Background: BA in Elementary Education (K-8); K-8 Music; 5-12 Music Education; all from Dordt University (at the time, Dordt College)         
Professional Experience: From 1987-1989, I taught K-1-2 in a combined classroom at Doon Christian. Beginning in the fall of 1989, I began teaching at Orange City Christian. I have taught in grades 3-4-5.
Family: I grew up in Charlotte, Michigan, and my husband Kenton is from Alamosa, Colorado. He is a Nutrition Dairy/Beef Feed Specialist in the local area. We have three children. One son lives in Orange City, one in Kansas City, and our daughter lives in Pennsylvania.
Faith Statement: God has given me a tremendous responsibility to teach His covenant children. As a Christian school teacher, I find it a great privilege and honor to be able to use the gifts God has equipped me with to carry out His purpose. I feel it is essential for me to help students see their purpose in God's Kingdom, to help them understand that God is a part of everything in our world, and to help them realize that God desires each student to have a personal faith in Jesus Christ so that He can use them for His service. To accomplish this, I need the students to see that I have a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior and seek God's daily guidance through prayer and His Word. I love how many things in the classroom naturally lead to God and how we can take these things and discuss their purpose in God's Kingdom plan. I pray that I will be Christ's light to my students and that they will, in turn, be Christ's light to others. I count it a blessing to teach God's covenant children! May He be praised and honored in my work.