Melanie Steinly is learning His way

August 31, 2012

After spending one year at a local university near her home in Tennessee, Melanie Steinly felt like it was time for a change.

“Outside of church, coming across another Christian was a rare occurrence,” she recalled. “That and the impersonal education I was receiving made me consider transferring to Florida College.”

So, the following August Melanie arrived on campus in hopes of learning from a faculty of Christians. But she noticed the difference before setting foot in a classroom.

“On move-in day I was instantly struck by the amount of people willing to help. I received so much kindness from people I didn’t even know.”

During her four years at Florida College Melanie reciprocated that same kindness through her involvement in student life, serving as an Alpha Club member and officer of LOVE (Ladies of Virtue and Excellence). She quickly became interested in the College’s Elementary Education program and went on to serve as an Academic Ambassador on behalf of the program.

Having recently received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Melanie now moves on to teach at a local private school in Florida. She is thrilled to shift her role from an eager learner to an earnest teacher.

“Florida College equipped me to be the kind of teacher and person God expects me to be,” she said. “I aim to be the same kind of teacher my professors were to me.”

Melanie learned how to be a godly teacher from godly teachers, an experience unique to Florida College that she will forever cherish. She now prepares to participate in the reciprocal cycle of education, where she will remember the knowledge and example presented to her as she passes it down to others.

That’s how Melanie is learning His way.