By: Sarah Stortz

With the first quarter ending, world language teacher Melissa Breddin is faced with a tough decision. Right in the middle of the school year, she and her family are planning to move to Wintersville, Ohio, due to her husband receiving a job as pastor in Steubenville.

Breddin has been teaching world languages for a total of 22 years, working at Carroll Middle School in Carroll, Iowa, for three years; Indian Hills in West Des Moines, for another three years; and at Cedar Falls High School for 16 years. Throughout her career, she has taught both French and Spanish, teaching French for 21 years and Spanish for 19 years.

She said that what she’s looking forward to the most about moving to Wintersville is being able to be a stay at home mom. “I am excited to volunteer in my girls’ classrooms and go on their field trips,” she said.

It’s currently undetermined exactly when exactly Breddin and her family are going to move. The earliest she plans to move is around next semester since her husband begins his job on Jan. 1 of 2015. However, she can only move around that time if her house her in Iowa is sold early enough since she’s not going to work in Ohio. If not, she’ll move somewhere later next year.

When she does make the switch, she said that she’ll miss being in town with her mother along with friends and colleagues. “I have been blessed to teach some truly amazing students over the years, and I will miss them very much. This is a great town and a fabulous school district. Wintersville has big shoes to fill.”

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