Grades One and Two
Explorer Community School
Mrs. Kelsey Maehler, a native of Oregon, graduated from Oregon State University. Following her graduation from OSU, she earned her Masters of Teaching with a Reading Endorsement from George Fox University. Prior to joining the Explorer team, Mrs. Maehler led kindergarten and first grade classes in Gladstone, Oregon and Lacey, Washington. She focused on using differentiated groups to meet the diverse needs of her students and finding successful interventions for struggling readers. During her time in Lacey, she was involved in school leadership and enjoyed working with school and district colleagues to enhance curriculum and ensure that all children would find success.
Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Maehler enjoys exploring the greater Seattle area with her husband and their growing Golden Retriever puppy, Lincoln. She also enjoys reading, exercising, scrapbooking, decorating their new home, and taking frequent trips to Portland to see her friends and family.
Many of Mrs. Maehler’s experiences reflect the importance she sees of engaging families in the education of their children. In Lacey, Mrs. Maehler worked to plan and implement monthly family nights to engage both parents and students. She believes that teachers must educate the whole child, which includes teaching them to be self-sufficient, kind, and enthusiastic lifelong learners. Mrs. Maehler is very excited to be teaching at Explorer and loves working with supportive families to give students an engaging and successful school experience. She is excited to continue to learn all of the Explorer traditions!