Ms. Blechle graduated from Concordia University Chicago in December 2022 with her Bachelor’s in Psychology. After graduating, she spent a semester as a substitute teacher and realized how much she enjoyed being in the classroom. She received her Elementary Education Certificate through the American Board over the summer. She is really excited to teach third grade, because of the unique experiences of learning cursive handwriting and focusing on Missouri history in Social Studies. Ms. Blechle’s favorite Bible Verse is Jeremiah 29:11. It says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” She believes it really sums up her journey to Salem Lutheran!