How long have you been teaching at Mt. Salus?
This is my 16th year teaching kindergarten at Mt. Salus.
Why do you love teaching at Mt. Salus?
I get to work alongside the most amazing teachers and staff who are committed to working together as a team to effectively see children grow in their relationship with the Lord. We are a family at Mt. Salus. The small class sizes allow me to get to know each student and love them for their unique personalities.
What do you like most about your profession as a kindergarten teacher?
I love watching their little faces and listening to their laughter as I read to them. I like the everyday opportunities I have listening to an exciting story, helping a child with their first loose tooth, hearing them read their first book, and watching them grow in their love for Christ.
What do you hope to accomplish as a teacher at Mt. Salus?
I hope that my students will see the love of Christ in me. I want them to come to school each day and feel safe and loved. I want them to leave each day with a smile on their face and to know that I cared.
How do you see God using your gifts as a teacher at Mt. Salus?
I truly believe that I was called to be a kindergarten teacher. God has blessed me with a love and understanding for 4 and 5 year olds. He has given me the gifts of patience and gentleness to teach them in a loving way so that they can learn in a nurturing and peaceful environment.
Where else are you involved that God is using your gifts for His glory?
I teach K4 and K5 Sunday School at Wildwood Baptist Church in Clinton. I’m also volunteer in the nursery, and I teach children during the morning service. I volunteer one or two days a week at Wildwood Childcare Center where I read to the children after I leave work.