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What do you teach at Eastern Christian School?

Pre-K to 4th grade physical education and health.

What do you love about Eastern Christian School?
I love the caring environment and common purpose shared by administration, staff and parents alike.

Why do you like teaching at Eastern Christian? What motivated you to become a teacher at Eastern Christian?
I am forever grateful for the sacrifices my parents made to send me to Christian school. My husband and I were privileged to do the same for our four children and I can think of no better place to use my gifts and passion to serve the children of our community.

How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes at EC?
Emphasis is placed on seeing our bodies as God’s holy temple that we each have a responsibility to take care of for His glory, not our own. Play experiences are opportunities to demonstrate love for your neighbor through respect, love, and encouragement, as well as a means for developing physical gifts and talents that are pleasing to our Lord.

What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I love the elementary age group and see each student as a unique child of God with whom I can share my gifts and enthusiasm for leading a physically active and responsible lifestyle.

What sets EC students apart from students in other schools?
EC students come from homes with a shared desire to nurture young hearts in the faith. Though Christian homes may still struggle with the common problems and challenges of our times, the partnership we enjoy with parents creates a diverse student population with a common thread in the most important things.

What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I hope they gain a desire and enthusiasm for living an active, joyful, healthy lifestyle!