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Hi I'm Natalie Tate Scheuller

I'm a mother. I'm a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California, the oldest of four girls. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature. As a student there, I became passionate about the cause of educational inequity, which led me to join Teach For America. Now, I am a wife and mother of a two and a half year old boy.

Why I am a Mormon

I have personally felt God's hand in my life. I know He loves me, and I have never felt these feelings as strongly as I have when I have been inside the Mormon temple. Our church teaches many doctrines, but one of them is the importance of study. Knowledge is the only gift that one can take with them beyond this mortal life. My belief in this principle is what led me to become a teacher in a low-income, underserved community. I believe everyone should have the same opportunities to learn and grow, regardless of the neighborhood or economic circumstances in which they are born. God has an eternal plan for me, and I have learned it through this gospel. The greatest gift I can give him in return is to serve Him with my whole heart.

How I live my faith

I am the president of the Young Women's Organization in my area. All girls ages 12-18 attend this program on Sundays and during the week to strengthen their testimonies, serve others, and develop their talents. It is both very time and emotionally consuming, particularly for a young mother and doctor's wife. However, it has blessed both my life and the young women I serve. I can't count how many times I've been on my knees seeking guidance about a particular girl and how I can help her in her life, and I also can't begin to measure our Heavenly Father's love for these girls, which I've felt in return.