Years at CPLS: 2002-present
B.A., Elementary Education (early childhood) – Washburn University
Why I teach at CPLS: I love teaching at Cair Paravel Latin School because it has high expectations of its students. I’m encouraged to implement those same high standards to others that I require of myself. Because Christ is such an integral part of my life, I love that I can be myself when I am teaching and discussing the Lord. I also have the privilege of working with other like-minded people. I enjoy being in joint effort with parents as they attempt to disciple their children.
I was drawn to teaching because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of students. At Cair Paravel I feel I’m nurturing children first and foremost in their spiritual walk. In addition, I gain the bonus of helping them further their love of learning. It is a joy and blessing to work at such a wonderful place.
Personal Testimony: About 14 years ago a friend of mine asked if I was interested in attending a Bible study course on “The Christian Home”. Up until then, I had attended church on Sunday as my duty towards my faith. At this time in my life, I had been married about 3 years and my first child was about a year old. Life was beginning to be stressful, as I was also going to college at the time. I knew I needed something and was open to going to this study. This truly was a life changing season for me and my family. I was “born again” to what Christ had for my life and what He had chosen for my family as well. I began studying the word more and recommitted my husband and my children to the kind of life I wanted them to experience through Christ. The more I studied, the hungrier I became for a Christ-like environment for myself, my husband and my children. This spurred on many more Bible studies, small groups, women’s ministry leadership and many other wonderful opportunities to learn more about my relationship with Jesus. I believe He is my personal Savior and knows every hair on my head. I believe that He cares for each of us and has designed a specific purpose for each one of us. I believe that I am a sinner and that He died for my sins. I believe that I will spend eternal life in heaven.
Personal Interests: I love to spend time with my family. I love watching a great classic movie. We love to watch college football at my house. (Go K-state!) I enjoy going on the wonderful vacations my husband plans for us each summer. Going bargain shopping at flea markets and antique stores is among my favorite things. I love planning the next time I will get to see my grown boys and spend time with them.
Activities/Extra-curriculars: Bible studies and flea markets! I love decorating my house and trying out the newest Pinterest craft.