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Melissa Sherfesee

Location: Van Wert Elementary School 

Email: mlsherfesee@polk.k12.ga.us

School Phone: 770-684-6924










Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Melissa Sherfesee and I am so excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Van Wert Elementary! I graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. I taught Pre-k for 3 years and this will be my second year teaching Kindergarten. I am married to Brice Sherfesee who works for Polk County Police Department and is also a Captain in the Army National Guard. We have a precious little boy named Hudson and another bundle of joy due in December.  I can't wait to have an amazing year watching your child grow and learn


Teaching Philosophy

I believe that it is my role as a teacher to provide a safe and nurturing environment for your chid as they make the transition from home to school for the first time. For many this is the first time they have been away from home and I want to make it a positive and memorable experience for them. I believe that children learn best when they feel respected and valued and all children have a desire to be included and feel as though they matter.  I want each of my students to have a love of school and to be excited to come each and every day ready to learn something new.