September 6, 2022
Faculty Spotlight: Stephen Zawicki
This fall, we want to introduce you to each of our new teachers so you can help us welcome them to the Wheaton Academy community! Today, meet Stephen. This semester, Stephen is teaching Physics and Biology.
What motivated you to become a teacher?
For a long time, I wanted to become a popular science educator who would make science interesting and engaging to audiences without infusing scientism. Over time, God convinced me that I could make an impact by teaching high school science.
What are your favorite moments with students?
I love it when students experience that “Aha” moment—when something clicks for them.
What is the most important life lesson you want your students to learn in your class?
Science isn’t out to get your faith. Instead, science can help you to see the beauty of God’s world. God’s infinite creativity and order is on display through scientific investigation.
Why are you passionate about the subject(s) that you teach?
Physics is a an active subject to learn. It is right there in front of you—ready for you to investigate. It gets at the fundamental workings of the natural world. Starting with Physics helps you understand the basic operations of everything around you.
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.