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What do you teach at Eastern Christian School?
“Along with being the Dean of Students, I currently teach 5th grade Bible and 7th grade Core Values and Character.”
What do you love about Eastern Christian School?
“Eastern Christian is a caring community that truly seeks to make a difference in this world.”
Why do you like teaching at Eastern Christian? What motivated you to become a teacher at Eastern Christian?
“I had the privilege of attending EC from K – 12 myself, and having my two daughters attend as well. It was always a desire of mine to be a part of the professional staff of EC, and that is where God clearly led me to be. EC is a top notch Christian school, and it is an absolute pleasure to be working with our middle school students and the EC faculty/staff.”
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
“I thoroughly enjoy teaching, relating to, and developing learning opportunities for middle school students. It is my sincere desire that our students will mature as learners, individuals, and as young men and women of character. An experience that I have had in my life is that I lost my husband to cancer 7 years ago. We often wonder why God allows us to have certain life experiences. And yet I have learned that God has a definite plan for each one of us. Despite the valleys in our lives, we are blessed beyond belief. This experience has helped me in relating to middle school students as they encounter different challenges in their lives, and to encourage them to live out God’s words in Proverbs 3:5-6; “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”
What sets EC students apart from students in other schools?
“I believe that our students are responsible, caring, and are very respectful of each other. This sets them apart because it allows us to have an environment that maximizes learning, and it contributes to EC being a safe and secure learning environment.”
The Eastern Christian tagline is “Engaging. Nurturing. Transforming.” How do you accomplish this in your role at EC?
“It is important to engage students in various opportunities so that they come to recognize the gifts and talents that God has blessed them with. I take time to help nurture their spirit so that they grow in Christian character, and they desire to develop their talents and abilities, and thus become confident individuals. Ultimately, the end goal is to encourage students to step out and make a difference in the community and world by serving others.”
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
“My hope and prayer is that students see me as a positive Christian role model, actively pursuing the character of Christ, and that I value all students as children of God. Each and every individual is deserving of the best possible educational experience.”