October 22, 2019
Faculty Profile: Tate Fritz
What motivated you to become a teacher?
I think what motivated me the most in the process of deciding to teach Bible was the opportunity that teaching presents to intentionally focus students’ attention on the person of Christ, who he is, what he has done for them, and as a result, how we as his people ought to live.
What are your favorite moments with students?
My favorite moments with students are when they vividly encounter the truth of Scripture either for the first time or in a fresh way that they never have before.
What is the most important life lesson you want your students to learn in your class?
That the pursuit of Christ is the only truly worthwhile pursuit that they will ever experience.
Why are you passionate about the subject(s) that you teach?
I think the primary reason I am passionate about Bible is because I have been so profoundly influenced by the Bible teachers and professors I have had throughout my educational experience. I am inspired by them to educate and teach students with the same passion and love that they have shown to me.
What advice do you have for parents considering Christian education?
As a student who has been in and blessed by the Christian educational model since I was in kindergarten (and am now pursuing my second Masters degree), I have seen the immense fruit of Christian education in my own life. As a result, my advice for parents who are considering Christian education is rather simple – if you are passionate about your kids being instilled with a Christian worldview that will permeate their entire educational experience, there is no better place to make that happen than at a Christian school like Wheaton Academy!
What was your favorite book as a child?
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Favorite book as an adult?
Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull
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.