Hello, I'm Melanie...
I am the Assistant Director of Development at True North Academy. I also teach Lower School Science.
Born: Mishawaka, Indiana
Education: B.S. in Business Management, MBA, pursuing my doctorate in Christian Education (EDD) with an emphasis on Discipleship
What was your early career like? I worked in the hospitality industry for 8 years before starting a family. I have enjoyed being a stay at home mom for the past 12 years. My professional experience also includes being a director of children, preschool and women’s ministries. I have been a homeschool mom on and off for the past 7 years.
Family: I have been married to my best friend Mike Chandler for 15 years and we have 5 children: Caleb (12) Cadence (11) Logan (9) Timmy (7) and Daisy (2)
Are you active in Church? Celebration Community Church, St. Cloud Campus
I am a Pastor's wife and I currently teach fourth and fifth grade classes on Sunday mornings. I am part of the connection team and lead a women’s Bible study.
What do you love about TNA and the Principle Approach®? There are so many wonderful aspects of Principle Approach® that I love, but one of my favorites is how in-depth the Bible is integrated in all curriculum. Principle Approach® emphasizes the role of parents as the best educators for their children. This perfectly reflects the truths found in Deuteronomy 6.