3rd and 4th Grade

3rd & 4th Grade

Mrs. Candice Schram

  • Teaching Experience: 36 years
  • Years at St. John: 35
  • Degree: BS Elementary Education, Minor in History
  • Past Experience: Substitute Teacher, 5 years | Kindergarten/Preschool Teacher 1980-85 | 3rd and 4th Grade Teacher, St. John Lutheran School, Berlin, 1990-Present

What is your philosophy of education and teaching?

I believe that the purpose of education should be to provide students with equal opportunities to learn, based on the interest, needs, and abilities of the students. All students can learn, given a positive learning environment that lets the student explore and build confidence. My job is to make school enjoyable and fun to attend, provide positive learning experiences, and offer encouragement and support to my students. As a Christian teacher, I will not only teach Christ, but I will attempt to be a living witness with my actions. I need to treat my students with respect and kindness. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32) I hope that every student whose life I touch will be motivated to learn, so they can walk on a path to success. Most importantly, I hope they will carry God with them throughout their lives.

What are your thoughts on St. John Lutheran School?

St. John Lutheran School provides the opportunity for each child to grow in knowledge of Jesus Christ. We not only provide an excellent academic education, but spiritual education to help the child develop their faith by hearing the Word of God daily. The teachers love the children, and that love is reflected in their lives and in their learning. I think the school has a positive learning environment which benefits the child’s school experience.