Welcome to Pre-K & Kindergarten

Welcome to the Pre-K/Kindergarten class! My name is Melanie Lawson and I look forward to a great year with your children.

I am a graduate of Walla Walla University where I received a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction. In addition, I hold endorsements in Special Education, Elementary Education, Psychology, and Religion, and am state and denominationally certified, with my most recent achievement adding STEM certification.  

I have taught for 27 years, thirteen of which have been at Boise Valley Adventist School. When I’m not teaching I enjoy nature, puzzles, and spending time with my family.

The purpose of our class is for each child to know Jesus and His unconditional love for them. To learn of His character traits and model them in their own lives. It is a privilege to work in God’s ministry and share His love with others and I am refreshed every time a child smiles, learns a concept, or lights up with a new discovery. In my classroom:

  • I believe God should be the center of our class.

  • I believe learning is a lifelong adventure.

  • I believe in facing each day with minds open to knowledge and hearts open to love.

  • I believe in the freedom to wonder, to ask, to explore, and to create.

  • I believe success means doing our best, being our best, and feeling proud of our efforts.

  • I believe every child has special talents.

  • I believe in the God given value of each child.


Informative fieldtrips, creative educational activities, developing friendships with our 'big buddies', and worshiping God through our curriculum are just a few of the highlights in our class.  In addition, we are excited to extend our program to 3-year-olds and incorporate STEM activities into our Kindergarten age.  

God's presence and blessings are apparent in our school and I look forward to another great year working in His mission field.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.  mlawson@bvas.org