Bio: Tonya Mechling
Name: Tonya Mechling
Role: Grade 4
Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Elementary; Education, Master of Science in Law; Idaho State Teaching Credential (K-8); Professional Certificate from North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventist’s Department of Education; and working towards a Master of Art in Teaching in Literacy Instruction.
I am so excited to teach at Palisades Christian Academy! People have described me as having incredible energy and enthusiasm, and with that, I strive to make a difference in the lives of my students. As an educator for 12 years, I have taught in both the Texas and Oregon Seventh-Day Adventist Conferences. Most of my teaching experience is with 3rd & 4th grade, but I have also taught 1st & 2nd and subbed for grades K-12.
Each year, I integrate my curriculum into an innovative year-long theme that focuses on Christ. I like to share my joy of learning with the students through hands-on learning activities, and I draw from nature as much as possible. I want each child to experience success. My greatest desire is to lead the students to Jesus.
• Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho
• Graduated from UCA
• Loves hiking, gardening, canning, and spending time with family
• My husband and I thoroughly enjoy all that the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not
to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.