My name is Marie Weider and I am the second-grade teacher. I attended Sacramento State for my bachelor’s in child development and my multiple subject credential. This is my fourth year at St. Mel and it continues to be a blessing to work as a Catholic school teacher. Teaching has become my personal vocation to be the hands and feet of Christ. As the second-grade teacher, I prepare the students for the Holy Sacraments of Communion and Reconciliation. It is an absolute joy to help my students grow stronger in their faith and as a result, they help me grow in my faith too! My favorite subjects to teach are religion and science. When I am not working, I can be found paddleboarding on the river, hiking all over Northern California, or singing in my church choir on Sundays.