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I have been married to Pete for twenty-five years. We both grew up on the East coast. We have been blessed with a daughter, Hannah, and three sons; Eliott, Joshua, and Joseph. I love spending time by the ocean, the lake, or the pool. I like listening to books while taking care of household chores. I do not enjoy cooking. I like chocolate, peanut butter, and coffee. I like paddle boarding on the bay.
I work for Christian Unified because I am able to share my love for Jesus with my students.
The reason I wanted to teach at Christian Unified is to help students learn the importance of physical activity and how it contributes to their overall health and wellness for God’s glory and honor.
I believe in the importance of challenging, strengthening, and encouraging students in their faith at school (where they spend the majority of their day!). I believe that a school environment operating from a biblical worldview is especially important for junior/senior high students, who are often seeking to understand who they are.
Teaching at a Christian Unified allows me to teach my students about Christian faith and Jesus. Sharing a common faith builds connection and forms solid relationships with others. Surrounded in our school I cherish the strong community, parental involvement, and opportunities that have opened doors.
I love watching movies with my family, reading God's Word, watching sports especially soccer (go Barcelona!) and the UFC, listening to music, and working out. I was going to be an F-16 fighter pilot, marine biologist, or a lawyer before I became a teacher. Christian and K-pop music artists are my favorites and athletes such as Cris Cyborg and Lionel Messi.
I love the Word of God and have a passion to disciple the youth.
As part of the Christian Unified family, I am thrilled to teach from a Biblical world view. To be able to encourage, to motivate, and to inspire our precious students to reach their full potential in Christ, and to build a relationship with Him, is both a privilege and a BLESSING.
It is a joy to talk about Jesus everyday, here at Christian Unified, and incorporate that throughout all that we learn! I love the connection of great academics and a Biblical Worldview!
Because I have a counseling background as well, I find teaching incorporates many of my skills and gifts. One of the beauties of teaching literature is in the ability to provoke thoughts about beliefs, evaluate decisions by characters, and value objective truth.
An education without knowing our Savior is of very little value. I believe that education must be grounded in Truth and teaching at Christian Unified allows us that opportunity.
Interesting facts: I went to Christian High School, and four different family members have taught at CHS. I've coached and played basketball for CHS. I have 5 kids that attend Christian Unified.
I fell in love with Christian Unified all the way back when I was a student on the West Campus. I love being able to teach the students the Word of God and help them grow in their relationship with Christ.
I love watching the students grow and mature in their faith and walking alongside them and their families on their education journey.
I love art and have wanted to be a teacher since I was in second grade! It brings me such joy to be able to do both of these things every day while also sharing my faith with my students. That "Aha!" moment when a student gains understanding and mastery of a new technique or skill is such a privilege to witness and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing students express themselves creatively and show pride in what they have learned and accomplished.

IN MEMORY OF OUR FOUNDER

It is with sadness that we share that the co-founder of our school district, Dr. Beverly LaHaye, passed away on Sunday, April 14. She was 94 years old.

Beverly was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ all the days of her life, and God used her in extraordinary ways to make a difference in the world around her. Along with her husband Dr. Tim LaHaye, she worked to establish Christian Unified Schools at a time when Christian education was in its infancy. She had a vision to meet the need for God-honoring curriculum and teachers who modeled Christlikeness to the students in their care, and she worked tirelessly to that end.

In addition to her influence on our school district, Beverly was also the author of many books, the founder of Concerned Women for America, and a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a faithful and treasured member of Shadow Mountain Community Church, where she was honored recently during the GirlTime women’s event. As the audience stood to applaud, Beverly pointed upward, giving all of the glory to the God she served.

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