Malissa graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education. She spent seven years teaching K4 and K5 at Grace Christian Academy in Falls Church, Virginia. Malissa began teaching Kindergarten at Calvary Lutheran School in 2019. She loves being with the little ones during the day – watching them discover, learn and grow in all aspects, especially their love for Jesus. In her free time, Malissa enjoys being outdoors (anywhere near water especially!), watching sports (Go Packers!), and spending time with her husband Hans, family, and friends.