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Mrs. Schaefer - Second Grade


Mrs. Schaefer’s and Mrs.Mingledorff's Second Grade Learning Community  

Home of the W.I.S.E. O.W.L.S. 
Well-mannered Individuals Supporting and Encouraging Others While Learning Simultaneously and Successfully! 
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     Welcome to our class community! I have been teaching for 26 years (24 in second grade) and over half of those years have been here at Union Academy. I grew up in Centerville, Ohio just outside of Dayton, and went to Purdue University for my degree in elementary education. I live in Matthews, NC with my husband, Scott, of 26 years, my two boys, David and Luke, and our sweet golden retriever/lab mix, Ginger. David attends UNCC and will be a senior. My youngest son Luke will be a sophomore at UNCW this fall. 

     It is a privilege to teach at Union Academy. I firmly believe in the 3C's of character, community, and challenge and look forward to partnering with the families with whom we are blessed to work to help your children become the best version of themselves. In Schaytown, we build a strong sense of family and work to become responsible and respectful citizens, while having fun along the way! Our door is always open and we look forward to an awesome year! 

Mrs. Mingledorff

    Mrs. Mingledorff has been in elementary education for more than 10 years and has been with Union Academy since 2018.  She served as the Media Assistant for two years and is currently starting her second year in our second-grade classroom.  Mrs. Mingledorff is married to a Lt. Colonel in the US Army Reserves. They have 2 adult children serving in the US military and one child in 6th grade at UA. Mrs. Mingledorff's hobbies include traveling, gardening, and writing for children.  Her writing projects include 2 Dove-nominated children's musicals, a motivational book, and her first children's book to be published in the fall of 2021.  




Curriculum Night-- August 2 at 6 pm. 
Please make plans to attend this very informative meeting about how our classroom runs.