My passion to teach young minds through the lens of God’s goodness, truth, and beauty.
What is your teaching philosophy?
As a teacher of young children, my main desire is for my students first know and understand that they are deeply loved and uniquely created by God in his image. My teaching philosophy is to encourage a student to think for himself instead of doing the thinking for him. I do not merely give the answers but allow the answers to be discovered by the student.
The process by which one obtains an answer is more important than the answer itself. I also strive to instill a habit of excellency in my students in relation to God’s calling to “work heartily as for the Lord” Colossians 3:23-24 As Aristotle eloquently says, “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” I want to create good habits of excellency through my own example of excellent work for the glory of God.
Who had the greatest influence on you?
My mother by far has had the greatest influence on me. She was the one who made sure I went to church every Sunday and who taught me the importance of prayer. She also showed me what it means to work hard. She worked a full-time job outside of the house while still raising 5 children. Today, she is 75 years old and can often be found on our home farm driving a 4-wheeler around, whether it is to round up sheep or haul branches. I am thankful for my mom!
What would people be surprised to learn about you?