What motivated you to become a teacher?
The pastor of my church asked me to teach a Bible study class for Jr. High students and I realized that I really love teaching, so I went back to school and became a teacher.
What are your favorite moments with students?
I love the moment when students catch on—it begins to make sense and they grow in confidence.
What is the most important life lesson you want your students to learn in your class?
Love the Lord with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself.
Why are you passionate about the subject(s) that you teach?
I love teaching Spanish because it is a ministry to me. It is part of loving our neighbors as ourselves. When we speak another language, we are better equipped to reach people for Christ!
What advice do you have for parents considering Christian education?
It isn’t always easy. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made in order to afford Christian education, but the benefits far outweigh the sacrifices. Deuteronomy 6:7 tells us to diligently teach our children to love God above all else, and to talk about it when we rise up, when we sit in our house, when we walk by the way, and when we lie down. This is my first year teaching here, but my family made the sacrifice to send my son here last year because we knew that Wheaton Academy and the educators here would partner with us to teach my son exactly that—to love God above all else.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Stuart Little – Small but courageous
Favorite book as an adult?
The Bible – the greatest story ever told
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.