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Melissa Pausma

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teaching position:
K-8 Vocal Music
Years at cwc:
2019-present (2nd year)
K-12 Music Education from Trinity Christian College 1992
educational experience:
After graduating from Trinity Christian College I taught 1st-8th music at St. Mary's Catholic School for 3 years. When my first child was born in 1996, I became a stay-at-home mom. While the kids were little I would substitute teach in a variety of classrooms. Starting in 2012 and over the course of 7 years I served several times as a long-term substitute for music at CWC.
My husband Jeff Pausma and I have been married 28 years, we have 3 children: Clay (24) and his wife Brianna - first child due in March of 2021, Jocelyn (20) and Alex (18). I enjoy being a mom and look forward to being a grandma. I love to read, garden, sing and cook. I also enjoy coffee and working out with my gym friends. I served several years as a Sunday school teacher and also directed my church choir. More recently I've enjoyed singing with Ripon College's Choral Union.
why i love working at cwc:
I love working at CWC because of the kids. They make me laugh, groan, roll my eyes and smile. I absolutely love hearing them sing their hearts out at Musicals and Concerts. They all have unique personalities and abilities and I enjoy discovering them. Some days I marvel at the fact that I get paid to have this much fun.
favorite bible verse:
My favorite Bible passage is Psalm 23: "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
Melissa Pausma
Melissa Pausma
K-8 Choral Music
Phone: 920.324.4233 ext 107
Groups: Elementary Staff,Middle School Staff