My name is Madeline Eschmann, and I am the Kindergarten teacher at Saint Joan of Arc. I attended Ursuline Academy for high school and then received my degree from Fontbonne University and hold my certification in Elementary Education as well as Deaf Education with an emphasis on communication and speech disorders.
I have been teaching for 24 years. I taught at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf for 8 years where I worked with children ranging in age from 3-6 with mild to profound hearing loss. I then worked in private therapy while I raised my children and later returned to teaching at St. Paul's School in Fenton while my children attended school there. I taught first grade for 13 years at Epiphany of Our Lord School andhave been at St. Joan of Arc for 3 years.
I love teaching, it is as natural for me to teach as it is for me to breath. I try to bring to my classroom a love for learning and inspire my students to be life-long learners. I love watching my students as they sound out their first words, or put those words together to read sentences for the first time. It is as much a thrill for me to see my students read for the first time today, as it was 25 years ago. I enjoy making learning fun for my students and providing an environment where they feel comfortable to learn, grow, and soar. I hope to make kindergarten a time for my students to look back on with fond memories that make them smile and make them laugh.
I have been married 32 years and I have two grown children. My youngest, Katie is a Speech Pathologist and works at an Early Childhood Center for Fox School District. My son, Matthew is a Biologist and works in harvesting cartilage for transplant. He is married and has blessed me with a beautiful grand daughter. When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my family. I enjoy boating, traveling and reading. Everyday is a blessing and I am so thankful to have such a rich life.
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