Eastern Christian welcomes Sara Hook as transitional kindergarten teacher.
Graduating from Covenant College with a bachelor’s in History and Sociology, Hook fondly recalls her own early childhood education at Eastern Christian, and is thrilled to take on the role of TK teacher at EC. She is dedicated to creating a classroom of little learners who love God, care for others, and seek truth in all they do.
Hook has recently repatriated to the United States after ten years of teaching kindergarten and first grade in China and Taiwan. She attends Redeemer Montclair Church where she teaches Sunday School. In her free time, she enjoys exploring mountains and valleys; national and state parks and battlefields; and countries, cities, and cultures.
Tell us about yourself
I grew up in northern NJ with my parents and five siblings, and was homeschooled from fourth through twelfth grade. My first job in high school was one that corresponded with my love of reading–the public library! Upon graduating college, I moved abroad for a year to follow another passion of mine, travel and cultures. That one year turned into a decade overseas, during which I found I truly enjoyed teaching young learners. When I’m not in the classroom, I can be found spending as much time as possible outdoors, reading history or political science, and connecting with friends local and far-flung.
Tell us the story of how God brought you to EC
When I moved back to the states, I knew I wanted to continue working in early childhood education while pursuing a graduate degree and certifications. After so many years teaching in secular classrooms I felt called to seek out a position in a Christian school. I prayed about Eastern Christian being a good fit, and everything about my position fell into place quickly and clearly. I believe this is where God has called me in this season.
What sets EC apart?
Eastern Christian is a school that holds biblical truth and academic excellence in high regard. The staff and faculty at EC are very intentional in recognizing each child not just as a student but as a child of God uniquely created to serve the Lord and others with the gifts He has given. I’m excited to see my students thrive academically, emotionally, and spiritually.