Years at CPLS: 2012-present
B.A., Elementary Education, Washburn University
Why I Teach at CPLS: I fell in love with Cair Paravel when I taught seventh grade for a semester twelve years ago. I loved the relationship between the older students and the younger students, and the excellence standards in academics and character. When my daughters started attending CPLS, I became more familiar with the wonderful, Godly teachers, and the curriculum. I love the way that God is present in every subject taught. I enjoy the environment, the staff and faculty, the parents and the students. I appreciate the “small town” feel of the school, and the “home away from home” atmosphere. I love that I get to share my walk with Jesus every day with students that are just learning how much Jesus loves them. I feel blessed to be able to hear them sing praise and worship songs in convocation. There is no other place I would rather be!
Personal Testimony: I grew up thinking that I should be going to church, but never did. It was not until I was seventeen when a friend of mine asked me to go to church with her. I knew there was something different about my friend. She was always joyful, kind, and shined to all of those who walked in her path. I found out that the reason she loved life was that she had Jesus in her life. I learned that Jesus loved me, and wanted to be my friend. I found it almost unbelievable that Jesus could love me, and want to be my friend. I needed Him, especially at that time in my life, so he reached out and grabbed me. As he took hold of me, I got to know Him, and began my walk with Him. However, it was several years later when I finally understood my identity in Christ. I had spent most of my life wearing a mask, and acting like life was great, even when it wasn’t. I suppose that is why I love drama so much, since I performed so much in my life. Each day consisted of walking out onto life’s” stage,” giving a performance”, and then heading backstage to cry my eyes out. I finally let the curtain close for good when I finally understood that I didn’t have to “be somebody.” God taught me that I was already “somebody” just because I was His child. God then gave me a peace about just being the child He created me to be. I am so thankful for His love, perfect timing, grace and mercy that He continues to give me daily. I pray each day that I will live for His applause.