Faculty and Staff
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Email Address: email@example.com
Phone Extension: 970-584-2614
Post-secondary colleges attended and degree received:
- Northeastern Junior College - AA Degree
- Metropolitan State College – Degree Credits
- University Of Northern Colorado - BA Degree in Elem Ed with a minor in psychology
- AIMS Community College-Ongoing Certification Coursework
- Colorado State Licensure – K-6
- Various childcare and summer programs-7 yrs.
- LEP/CPP (Language Enrichment Program/Colorado Preschool Program) – 5 yrs.
- DCA Kindergarten (half and full day pograms) –since 1999
I was very blessed to be raised in a close family with a strong Christian heritage, so my desire to love and serve the Lord has strong, deep roots. From the time I was in high school, it has been my heart’s desire to teach kindergarten and throughout college, God was growing a desire in me to teach in a Christian school.
I married the love of my life in 1987 and a few years later we began the exciting adventure of parenting. God called us as a family to Dayspring in 1996 when our oldest child started 1st grade. He then blessed me with the kindergarten teaching job in 1999. All 3 of our children have attended DCA.
We have made sacrifices along the way, but know in our hearts it has been worth it. What a gift for our children to have the wonderful opportunity of a Christian education! We have always loved Dayspring and through the many involvement opportunities, it became our "home away from home". On the journey as Christian parents, my husband and I "have no greater joy than to know our children walk with the Lord" and we are so thankful that Dayspring came along side us in that journey.
After many years of teaching as DCA, I know that I’m still where God wants me to be, doing what He has called me to do. And I love it!
Faith and Learning Statement:
“…Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them. Mark 10:14-16
This is only one of the many scripture references in the Bible regarding the importance of children to our Heavenly Father. As a mother and as a teacher, I am deeply affected by these words. They not only give me a window into Jesus’ heart for children, but also a better understanding of what my own heart must reflect in order to truly receive His love and enter His Kingdom.
When I was a small child, my Sunday school teacher talked about this very scripture and I remember thinking how wonderful it must have been to be gathered into Jesus’ arms. To be close enough to touch His face and hear words spoken only to me…I could hardly imagine it.
As I grew older and my faith was given opportunities to grow, I came to realize that through the family God had given me and other special people in my life (teachers, youth leaders, coaches), I was constantly being gathered into Jesus’ arms and shown His indescribable love. They were “Jesus with skin on!” This nurtured my longing to become a person who could make a positive difference in the lives of others. So the decision to become a teacher was an easy one. I just followed my heart. I so much want to be an instrument for God in the shepherding of His children.
As a believer in Christ and teacher, I feel I have the awesome privilege and responsibility to help point the way to Jesus Christ (Proverbs 22:6). I do this through the teaching of subject areas (reading, math, writing, science, etc.), the encouragement of obedience (Exodus 20:12) and other positive social behavior (Psalm 25:21), the sharing of Bible truths (Psalm 19:10), and the daily modeling of Christ-like behavior (Eph. 2:10). Educating the “whole child” means not only giving them the tools to succeed in the academic world, but also providing life skills and nurturing a longing for a life-journey with Jesus Christ (Psalm 63:1). My desire is to provide a Christ-centered education for the “heart” and the “mind”.
“In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little children should be lost.” Matthew 18:14