Third Grade Instructor
B.S., Counseling Psychology, Toccoa Falls College
M.A.T., Early Childhood (Elementary) Education, Piedmont College
Why do you love teaching or working at Mount Pisgah?
I love teaching at Mount Pisgah for many reasons. One reason is because of the focus on the whole child. While academics are vitally important, social and emotional skills are equally so. In addition, teaching at Mount Pisgah is a privilege because of its Christian environment and being able to witness my students deepen in their faith and relationships with Jesus. There is nothing sweeter than seeing children grow academically, socially, and spiritually.
Who was the most influential teacher/coach/instructor when you were growing up?
It would be impossible for me to pick between my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. DeWitt, and my sixth grade English teacher, Mrs. Wells. Each of them nurtured my love of reading and writing, challenged me academically, and helped develop my lifelong passion for learning. While those elements alone were important, what was even more valuable was that they knew me as an individual beyond mere academics. They inspired me by integrating faith into curriculum and everyday life, and they consistently modeled Jesus in all they did and said. What they taught me went well beyond the classroom and words are unable to express how thankful I am for them and the impact they had upon my life.
What is your favorite moment/memory as a Pisgah employee?
My favorite moment as a Pisgah employee was during preplanning when we had our first all school faculty meeting. After one of the training sessions, we had a time of worship and were led in song together. Looking around at everyone singing in unison was beyond beautiful and an experience that I will never forget. I am blessed and thankful to be part of the Pisgah family (Go Patriots!) and to be teaching in a school where I am able to share what matters most to me, my faith in Jesus, with my students.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
"Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do." Proverbs 4:23