Larry and Lindsey Scheller Have Worked Together For 17 Years


Credit to Payton Johnston

Teachers Lindsey and Larry Scheller write on whiteboards. The Schellers are married and have been working together for over 17 years. Lindsey teaches classes such as The Novel, as well as English I and II. Meanwhile, Larry teaches biology, anatomy and physiology

Some may question working with their spouse, but teachers Larry Scheller and Lindsey Scheller make it seem effortless. 

Larry has been teaching biology at FHN for 19 years, as well as Anatomy and Physiology. After working at sports camps, he realized that he really enjoyed spending time with kids and teaching them. This ultimately led him to pursue a career in teaching at North.

Lindsey teaches English I, English II, and The Novel at FHN. Her dream of teaching however, began at a much younger age. 

“I wanted to be a teacher from when I was like teeny-tiny,” Lindsey said. “I don’t know, I just always knew that that’s what I wanted to do.”

Larry and Lindsey’s story began back in their senior year of high school. After a mutual friend introduced them, they hit it off. They later attended the University of Missouri Kansas City together, and after graduation, Larry began his teaching job at FHN, while Lindsey began hers at Rockwood Summit. Around two years after Larry started teaching at North, Lindsey decided to take the leap and begin working with him.

“When I first decided to come to this building, I was a little bit worried, like ‘is that going to be too close?’ I feel like the school is big enough that we don’t really see each other unless we try to see each other,” Lindsey said. 

Though there may have been some initial hesitation, nearly 17 years later, Larry and Lindsey continue to enjoy the benefits of working at FHN together. Easy communication, matching schedules and summers off are just some of the perks of working with each other. Even their children, Ben, Oliver and Josie, are allowed more experiences due to Larry and Lindsey’s practically identical work schedules.

“I think that’s one thing that’s cool about both being teachers and being in the same district is we have the exact same breaks,” Larry said. “[When] we don’t have school, we get the same break. So we try to travel as much as we can over the summer.” 

Having summers off adds a lot of fun for the family. From the pool in their backyard to float trips and travels to national parks, the Scheller family makes the most of their summer break. 

Working together also makes communication easier for Larry and Lindsey. They are currently just a stairwell away from each other, so any questions or assistance can easily be responded to.

“It’s super nice to know all the same people,” Lindsey said. “I think it’s kind of fun, that way we can talk about things that have happened. We don’t obviously know all of the same kids, but we know a lot of the same kids.”

As teachers, Larry and Lindsey have a lot of students that admire them. Not only does this admiration come from their teaching, but it comes from their relationship with one another as well.

“Mrs. Scheller always comes in to talk to Mr. Scheller and it’s really cute because they’re always just talking about whatever,” junior Sara Ausbury said. “They’re just sharing and bringing food to each other and always asking about each other’s days.” 

Whether or not students have Larry or Lindsey as a teacher, they will probably get to know the pair because of their involvement at North. Larry coaches boy’s soccer at FHN, while Lindsey is involved with Knights of Excellence and other activities.

“We get to share stories with the kids that we teach,” Larry said. “They know more about me because of her, and they know more about her because of me.”