How many years have you been teaching?
What brought you to teach at Mt. Salus?
I was looking for a position in a school that doesn’t just give lip service to a Christian worldview, but fully embraces that concept.
What do you like most about your profession as a teacher?
I get to share my knowledge of English and history, but more than that, I get to play a part, however small it may be, in shaping the lives of teenagers. Teachers have an amazing responsibility because we can have an influence on the futures of our students. There is no greater compliment a teacher can receive than to have a former student come back to them and say “Thank you.”
What do you hope to accomplish as a teacher at Mt. Salus?
My hope is two-fold: to provide my students with the communication skills they need, a love of good literature, and an understanding of history; and to instill in them the background necessary to defend their faith in a world that views Christianity so negatively.
How do you see God using your gifts as a teacher at Mt. Salus?
I get to help students see the world from a Scriptural perspective and to evaluate everything from books to movies to music from that perspective. I also try to use my God-given gifts to get students to see that what they often think is dull and boring is part of God’s order in the world and look at things in a new way that can bring some excitement to what they are studying.
Beside Mt. Salus, what/where else are you involved that God is using your gifts for His glory?
I am on staff in the nursery department at my church, Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church. On any given Sunday, I may be taking care of children who range in age from six weeks to two years old. I treasure the opportunity God has offered me to come along side parents to grow their covenant little ones in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord.”