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Welcome to Rolling Prairie Readers!

I can’t wait to know you better.


Who I Am

I have always loved reading. I’m the girl who has a book in her bag, in her car, and on her Kindle app on her¬†phone.

I also have a thing for school supplies. I stockpile brand new boxes of Crayola crayons (24 count) in my closet every summer, and I even have my own box of 120 colors that my kids aren’t allowed to use. ūüėČ

It probably comes as no surprise that I went to college and got my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Reading.

I’ve taught grades 1st through 4th, with a few years working with preschoolers, toddlers, and babies sprinkled in. My heart has a special place for¬†parents of preschoolers and Kindergartners. There are SO many big developmental changes that happen between the ages of 3 and 6, and it seems like the pressures associated with “kindergarten readiness” get bigger every year.

As a mom of two girls, I dream of a world where all children are excited about learning and are being equipped to use their unique gifts to make a big difference in their communities.


Melissa is a loving momma and kind soul. She is full of fun ideas and awesome resources.
–Becky T.


What I Believe

I believe teachers are caring, hard-working people! But I also know from experience that teachers are overwhelmed with balancing the diverse needs of their students and the expectations from the school district and state. When it comes to your child, no one will care more than you. When it comes to learning, your child will remember YOUR actions and attitude more than their teachers.

I am passionate about individualized education. Great teachers understand how their students learn best and see learning as a journey, not an assembly line.


Melissa is so inspiring to help my kids grow and learn!
–Katie K.


I help busy parents (like you!) figure out FUN ways to keep your kids learning, whether they attend:

  • preschool
  • public school
  • private school
  • charter school
  • or home school.

I am passionate about good books, family adventures, and learning through play!

Sign up HERE to try our FREE mini¬†personalized learning¬†plan. I can’t wait to help your family make learning fun again.

–Melissa Droegemueller
(pronounced Dreg-a-miller)

melissa[at]rollingprairiereaders.com
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Melissa is an amazing mom and full of so many good ideas. She is so down-to-earth and easy to talk to.
–Kati B.


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