Meet Our Staff

Melanie Mkwayi, M.Ed. - Owner & Lead Teacher

Hello! I'm Mrs. Melanie Mkwayi and I am so excited that you found us! As Owner & Lead Teacher of Planting Seeds Christian Preschool, I would like to personally welcome you to our site! Let me further introduce myself. I am a wife and mother of 3 children and I have ALWAYS loved to teach. After high-school, I somehow lost sight of it and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. I went on to begin a career in Corporate America and after 5 years, I realized I was completely unhappy. So I resigned from what some may call a "dream job" and returned back to my first love: Teaching. I went back to school and obtained my Master's Degree in Early Education. While working on my degree, I worked in the childcare field and held positions such as: Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher, Administrative Assistant, Assistant Director & Director. In addition, I have worked in a traditional childcare setting, Montessori setting, as well as a ministerial setting. After dedicating so much time to the childcare field, I was ready to start my own school!

There are 2 things that I am passionate about: Jesus & Teaching Young Learners! What better way to combine my 2 passions and make a lasting impact on young learners both spiritually & educationally. My favorite thing about teaching is helping students reach their "AHA" moment. It is the best feeling ever as a teacher! When I am not teaching young learners, I am spending time with my family. I am a wife and mother of 3 (1 boy and 2 girls). I also love to sing, read, roller blade and when I'm in need of therapy...graphic design it is! I envision our preschool being a very fun and engaging experience! I will be “Planting Seeds” that will blossom into life-changing trees of impact and success for our future generations!

I hope to see your child in my classroom!

Planting Seeds Christian Preschool


Bethlehem, GA