I have always had a heart and desire to work with kids. I knew early in life that this is what God was calling me to do with my life. Working at LCA has blessed me with the opportunity to see daily growth in each of the students as they learn about Jesus. Teaching the PreK class is so rewarding in that I get to be a light to each student and let Christ shine through me in my daily interactions with my class.
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
I love teaching students in sixth grade because I believe they are in the process of becoming the kind of person they will be as an adult. I love their enthusiasm for life and their sense of humor. Teaching at this level keeps me young.
...and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve,
and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Always knew I wanted to be a teacher. When I was younger, I told my mother that I wanted 100 children. I love children. They are one of the Lord's best gifts to us. I not only get to interact with children each day but get to share God's love with them!
...I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made...
I like teaching at LCA because the environment is encouraging and energizing. I enjoy partnering with parents, staff, and faculty to equip students with opportunities to grow in wisdom and knowledge.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, and He delights in his way.
When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong;
because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
I have always felt called to work with children. I have enjoyed and feel blessed that God has given me such an important ministry to guide, direct, and teach students. The best part of teaching is seeing a student realize their potential and being a prayer warrior for them.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
I like teaching art because it is exciting to engage with children in pure creativity; you know, before they become programmed adults. Plus, I get to doodle, paint, and play.
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
His understanding is unsearchable.
Watching young minds put new concepts together is an exciting adventure, and I love being a part of that kind of growth. Teaching at LCA means that I can also help students apply what they are learning in a way that builds a Bible-based understanding of the world that prompts them to pursue the good works which Christ Jesus created them to do.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
I love developing relationships with students to help them grow emotionally, spiritually, and academically. I want to give them the preparation and tools that they need to achieve all that God has planned for them.
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers[a] came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 1:2-4
I am privileged to work with wonderful students, their families and great coworkers. It is a blessing and it is with joy that I serve at LCA! I love what I do in part because I know that I am fulfilling God’s plan and purpose for my life in helping others to discover and fulfill theirs. I also love it, because I enjoy languages, cultures and the opportunity to share Christ with others.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
I love Christian education and teaching at LCA specifically because I am able to not only teach my content area but also how it ties to an overall biblical framework. I also love the relationships I have with my students and the privilege that is mine to pour into their lives, pointing them toward a deeper walk with Christ.
The verse on my classroom wall is Ephesians 3:14-21 which is Paul's prayer for the Ephesians that states that he hopes they will understand the height and width and breadth and depth of God's love for them. This is my prayer for my students as well.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
I love teaching because I love the students. I love seeing them on a day-to-day basis and I love seeing how the Lord is growing and maturing them. I love answering the questions that maybe no one else wants to answer. I love seeing them work through the struggle and come out on the other side confident in their faith and their next steps. I love the faculty and staff at LCA. We are a family and I felt that from the first moment I stepped on this campus.
I am teaching HS Bible, JH Health and PE, High School Health, and Physical Science. All of these point to the love and creativity of our Creator, God. I love pointing students to the One who created us with the unique abilities and understanding of the world we each have. It is all about God!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil,
to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
I have always had a love for the classroom and for learning new things. As a young student I remember admiring my teachers and wishing I could switch shoes with them, if only just for a day. Now, here I am—living out my childhood dream! Teaching junior high students is my passion. Junior high can be one of the most difficult times in a student’s life…it was for me. I want to do all that I can to make a positive impact and to encourage young people to glorify God in all they do, including in their studies. I am a recent graduate of Cedarville University and this is my first year teaching at LCA. I am excited about teaching Pre-Algebra and Academic Foundations because both subject areas challenge students to be discerning and particular in how they formulate answers. In a world that tells us that “everything goes”, these remind us that we need to be logical, clear, and concise in our reasoning. I am thankful to be a part of the LCA community!
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound.
In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger,
abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
English is more than just knowing how to read and write. The written word allows us to celebrate and share Christ's love for his children. It is a joy to work in the Bible-focused atmosphere of LCA!
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
I love looking out across the faces of the students in my classroom and seeing the enormous potential in each one. What awesome things they might do for God someday! God has specially created every student individually for a specific purpose and I consider it such a blessing and privilege to be a part of helping them grow and mature as critical thinkers and followers of Jesus. It is my goal to use my passion for fine arts to ignite their passion for creativity as we explore how creative our God is and how we can use the talents and creativity He has given us to bring Him honor and glory.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
I love the verse below because it describes what happens in my music classes. I love teaching all ages because music is for all ages. God created us to worship and praise Him through music. When someone must sing or play something new, they must learn how to read music and its notations as well as learn how to play the instrument. The second part of the verse to “play skillfully” describes a person who is intent on giving their best for the Lord and not giving up! When we can play skillfully it brings honor to God and sounds great! Attitude is everything! We are to do all things with a cheerful heart. When we approach learning something new, we know there will be difficult moments, but God is right there to help us through each moment and that is exciting and worth shouting for joy! Working at LCA gives me the opportunity to share my love for God and music to students who are eager to learn an instrument!
Sing a new song to the Lord; play skillfully; shout to the Lord with joy.
I love teaching young musicians because I love to see them grow in their understanding of music as they share their gifts with others. As a music teacher, I want my students to leave my classroom with a deeper understanding and appreciation for music. I want them to play and sing with excellence. However, I also want my students to learn to allow the beauty of music to point them to the beauty of our Creator. Teaching at LCA gives me the platform to teach students that they can use music to glorify the Lord. I am so thankful to be here!
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I am very grateful that the Lord has allowed me to grow spiritually in my relationship with Him. He has given me an increasing desire to read His Word and pray. I would love to see God work similarly in the lives of LCA students.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I love teaching kids because I enjoy not only coming alongside them as they process information, but also seeing how they use their God-given talents and strengths to interact with what they are learning. They all have unique perspectives and personalities, and it's a blessing to see how their individual characteristics weave together with other students' individual characteristics to create a rich classroom environment. I enjoy being able to teach while also learning about students as individuals and building relationships with them. It is my hope that my classroom is one where hard work and laughter are present in equal measures.
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
I greatly enjoy working with children with special needs. I love to see God help each one to grow, improve, and succeed to the best of their abilities. I enjoy helping students to see their value and who they are in Christ.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind.
This is the great and first commandment.
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
I love to work at LCA because I get to be with my kids, work with prospective families, help others, and work in an encouraging Christian environment.
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Serving in the Christian school environment and seeing LCA’s passion for glorifying God and serving their families and community has been the highlight of working here.
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you, he rises to show you compassion.
I love working with JH and high school athletes! Getting to cheer them on and celebrate with them while building into their lives is a joy.