Mrs. Melissa Rush
Teacher - Grade 6
Originally from Columbus, IN, Melissa Rush has been part of the ESM teaching staff since 2012. She and her husband, Kevin, met at Concordia University Chicago, where Melissa received her BA in elementary education. They are members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where Melissa is involved with the VBS program and Kevin with men’s ministry. Melissa enjoys playing volleyball and coaching the 5/6 girls team. Sixth grade students at ESM may most closely associate their teacher, Mrs. Rush, with her love for reading, knitting, refinishing furniture, or even her love of dachshunds. She and Kevin will increase their level of responsibility for not only the two dachshunds they have at home but one newborn baby due to arrive in April.