What motivated you to become a teacher?
Growing up, I had a strong desire to help people. Later on in college, I realized that teaching was a significant way to bring needed help.
What are your favorite moments with students?
When students have that “Aha!” moment and gain a deeper understanding of what we’re studying. Also when a student comes back and shares how they practically apply what they learned in class.
What is the most important life lesson you want your students to learn in your class?
Be faithful—especially on the days when you don’t feel like it, when life is hard or not as exciting as you hoped. Faithfulness in studying, in reading Scripture, in developing godly habits, in relationships ALWAYS bears lasting fruit.
Why are you passionate about the subject(s) that you teach?
I’m passionate about teaching our first year international students because I lived in China for five years so I understand what it’s like adjusting to a different culture. My desire is for them to not only grow in their English abilities, but experience the incredible benefits of contributing and expanding their global perspective. I’m also extremely passionate about teaching Bible because of the transformative power, comfort, hope it has brought in my life. I desire students to not only have a firm knowledge of the Gospel and who God is but have a heart and life that wholeheartedly pursues Christ.
What advice do you have for parents considering Christian education?
It is more than worth it! I grew up in a single parent home, yet the priority was a Christian education. It came at great sacrifice, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
What was your favorite book as a child?
Some of my favorites were the Berenstain Bears, Little House on the Prairie, Ramona and the Boxcar Children.
Favorite book as an adult?
Nothing supersedes the Word of God.
At Wheaton Academy, we believe that students grow to become like their teachers (Luke 6:40)—that’s why it’s so important that 100% of our faculty, coaches, and staff are empowered to speak Biblical truth to our students.