Mrs. Melissa Bruckerhoff is new to the New Haven School District this 2017-2018 school year. Mrs. Bruckerhoff graduated high school at Community R6 in Laddonia, Missouri, received her Bachelor's degree at Northwest Missouri State in Recreational Therapy with a minor in Psychology, and her Master's at Missouri Baptist University in Counselor Education. She also got her cross categorical disabilities K-12 certification at Missouri Baptist. Mrs. Bruckerhoff previously worked in the Special Education department at Owensville Elementary. She has been married to her husband, Tom, for 17 years and they have three children together. As a family they enjoy going night fishing, setting limb lines, and hunting. They spend most of their summers at tractor pulls, and love spending time together.
When Mrs. Bruckerhoff was asked how she likes New Haven and how it differs from Owensville Elementary, she responded by saying she loves it here.
“It is less stressful here, the cooperative environment is amazing, the expectation levels, responsibility given to students, and the respectfulness is very impressive.”
She said that she loves the high school level and the family environment New Haven offers.
When asked what the biggest transitions are for her from Owensville to New Haven, Mrs. Bruckerhoff said that she is not used to the high school level, the different school district expectations, and sharing a classroom.
Mrs. Bruckerhoff was asked if there was anything she would like to say to NHHS, and her response was, “I want to express my sincere appreciation for the staff and students at New Haven High school. Everyone has been so helpful and welcoming. I already feel like the New Haven School District is home. The smiles, offers for assistance, willingness to help, and encouragement have been amazing. I am beyond impressed and so thankful to be here.”