April 14, 2020
Faculty Profile: Scott Broman
Scott Broman ‘03 teaches business and coaches Boys’ Golf at Wheaton Academy
What motivated you to become a teacher?
I have a special place in my heart for our teenagers. Being a teen is a very vulnerable time. It’s a time when students are starting to learn who they are and how God has designed them to be. It is a great privilege to come alongside them and help them understand the gifts and abilities that our Almighty God has given them as they springboard into the world. I use teaching as an avenue to help students catapult out and transform this world.
What are your favorite moments with students?
My favorite moments are when students realize they do not live a life of shame or guilt, but that they live in the life and freedom that Christ has given to us through his salvation. When they finally realize that they are free and saved so that they can run and do. So many times they only think about the things they cannot do—and when they realize “Now I can do this!”—those are the greatest moments.
What is the most important life lesson you want your students to learn in your class?
First, I want students to understand the spiritual truths that I’ve already shared. But then also from an academic standpoint, I want them to learn that money is not inherently evil and it can be used for great things; however, we need to learn how to use this resource properly. In order to have a healthy relationship with money, students need to learn how to steward it well.
What kinds of creative things are you doing to keep students excited and engaged with e-learning?
I have been creating YouTube videos to share business content with students—lately, we have been talking about budgeting and learning about the college loans process. I have had students present information through YouTube videos and engage with their parents by interviewing them about budgeting.
Why are you passionate about the subject(s) that you teach?
For me, it’s the idea that I teach a common language between all nations—money. Economic principles are here are the same in England, the same in Chad, the same in Australia, the same in Peru. Economic principles are followed by everyone. No matter where you are or what you do you will have an interaction with business, with economics, and with currency. That is why I love teaching economics classes.
What advice do you have for parents considering Christian education?
I see Christian education as a three legged stool. You have the home the church and the private christian school. Those three legs work together to support a child. It’s not to say that one is more important than the other. What is being taught at home is being reinforced at church and in school.
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.