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Dear Valley Christian School Families,

My name is Jared Mielke, and I will be the 1st grade teacher this school year. I am
excited to be joining the teaching team at Valley Christian School.

I was born in Minnesota, and my family moved to Milltown in 1998 when I was 5-years
old. Shortly thereafter I became acquainted with this school when my three older
brothers played basketball for VCS for several years. I have also had friends who were
students at VCS.

Having received my own education from kindergarten - 12th grade from a Christian
perspective and having worked in public schools, I know the blessing and importance of
children receiving a Christian education. I know you value Christian education, too. This
fall the 1st grade students will be building off of the strong foundation Mrs. Kerr gave
them in Kindergarten. We will be studying Who God is and the many great deeds He has
done throughout the Bible.

I attended Maranatha Baptist University and Seminary after high school. My BA is in


Piano Pedagogy (Piano Teaching), and my MA is in Church Music. The Lord has given me
a wide assortment of teaching opportunities. I taught piano for 7.5 years. I also enjoyed
being a substitute teacher at Luck and at St. Croix Falls. I helped out with Luck’s online
Spanish program for a year. Most recently I served as an aide for Luck’s 4K program.

My father pastors First Baptist Church of Milltown where I am heavily involved with the
music program and am the director for the children’s ministries. I am also the director
for an annual youth choral festival.

I am looking forward to meeting each of you and working with you to make an impact
for eternity on young lives. Feel free to contact me at: jared.mielke@valley-christian.org
or 715.768.5136

Looking forward to August,

Jared Mielke