I have served in Christian education since 1998 in roles that include math and science teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, and head of school. Prior to my current position, I served as the Head of School at San Jose Christian School in Campbell, California, and in various capacities at Westminster Christian School in Miami, FL. I received an undergraduate degree in Sociology/Biology from Wheaton College, IL, and a Master in Science in Educational Leadership from Florida International University. I currently serve on the Pension Board of Trustees of Christian Schools International.
I was raised in small towns in Vermont, but my adult life has been spent in large cities around the country. My three married children, all Christian school graduates, have settled in different places with their families – Dana Point, Palm Beach, and Brisbane, Australia. I spend any spare time visiting them and the rest of my family, who are also sprinkled around the country. I enjoy being active outdoors.
As educators in a Christian school, we are called to model Christ to our students and families. This calling means understanding that God’s Word is central to all we do. By using a Biblical narrative integrated into learning, students from various faith backgrounds can follow common language and a mindset that God is already in everything. As His image-bearers, it is how we respond to His creation that brings Him glory. It is our job as Christian educators to expose Him in all we do. When we focus on integrating our faith and sharing our faith walk with our students, we can help them make Biblical connections to learning and living in the world to honor and glorify God. Our work should be about revealing Christ to students through discipleship, letting them know that they, no matter what their age, can make an impact for His Kingdom.