This is Ms. Lehmann's 18th year as an administrator in the Saint Paul Public Schools and her fourth year at EXPO where she is honored to serve as the Assistant Principal. Melissa graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education, received a Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and earned her Administrative Licensure from Saint Mary's University. During her tenure in Saint Paul, she has been a Principal, taught grades K-6, and was trained as a Reading Recovery teacher. In addition to her teaching experience at the elementary level, Ms. Lehmann has also taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in the area of literacy. She is passionate about education, all of the stakeholders at EXPO, and teaching and learning. Melissa is a reflective practitioner and a voracious reader on anything that is related to the field.
When not at EXPO, Ms. Lehmann enjoys being in the presence of her family and friends. She likes to read, bake, swim, golf, play tennis, bike, ski, ice skate (Melissa hung up her hockey skates for figure skates and continues to practice her spins), and make cards, announcements, & invitations for parties and special events.
Ms. Lehmann has always lived in the Twin Cities. Although she loves Saint Paul, she is beginning to ponder phase II of her life in a much warmer climate. Melissa and her husband are very busy with their children, their education, and extra-curricular & community activities.
She believes that EXPO Elementary is extremely fortunate to have such strong partnerships with the parents and guardians at the school and multiple organizations in the community. Developing students who become life long learners is a high priority for Melissa. On a professional level, she is guided by a quote made famous by Robert M. Hutchins, "The objective of education is to prepare individuals to educate themselves throughout their lives."