Melissa Kiefer

Melissa Kiefer

Melissa Kiefer

English Department

About Me


What is your hometown?

Albion, IL

How long have you been teaching?

7 years

What is your favorite subject to teach?

Literature and Creative Writing

What/Who inspired you yo be a teacher?

Melissa Felling, my high school English teacher, allowed me to be creative and allowed me to be myself. She proved daily that learning should be active, fun, challenging, thought-provoking, and meaningful. She showed me how to look at literature deeply and differently, to see the magic in stories and the power of words, and to believe that I have something important to say.

What is your favorite quote?

Colossians 1:17

Romans 8:39

"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality." Ralph Waldo Emerson

What do you do when you aren't teaching?

I love to read, write creative nonfiction, walk/hike, spend time with my dogs, and go on fly fishing trips with my husband.