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What do you teach at Eastern Christian School?
Bible to 7th & 8th grade students.
What do you love about Eastern Christian School?
“I love being able to teach the Bible and I love being able to teach young people about the Bible.”
Why do you like teaching at Eastern Christian? What motivated you to become a teacher at Eastern Christian?
“I like teaching at Eastern Christian because I have the opportunity to teach the Bible with a variety of methods and creative ideas.”
How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes at EC?
“We talk a lot about what it means to regard every human being as being made in the image of God – and we see how Jesus did this in His earthly ministry. He made friends with beggars, tax collectors, social outcasts, people with “unclean” diseases…Then we talk about how we are to carry out this same perspective in our own lives.”
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
“I have some experience in drama, so frequently I will have students write contemporary role plays which model an episode from scripture.”
The Eastern Christian tagline is “Engaging. Nurturing. Transforming.” How do you accomplish this in your role at EC?
“I don’t know if/when I ever “accomplish” this tagline. I try to engage my students in the Bible, by showing my own love for scripture, by attempting to be as creative as I possibly can in class, and with constant class discussion. The nurturing part has to come about by the relationships we form/develop with students individually: through casual conversations, observing a troubled student and gentling asking them what is going on, and by praying with them. The transforming challenge comes most days, in and out of class, by presenting a variety of ways we can live out the Sermon on the Mount, adopting the repentant heart of King David, and by developing a closer walk with God.”
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
“I want my students to walk away loving and knowing God better, and by knowing that the Bible is a powerful and engaging lifeline for all of life!”