Administration

Jackye Biehl

Administrator

We are so thankful that God has allowed us to be involved in the lives of children. We have marvelous parents who care deeply about their children, and children who want to learn and grow, both academically and spiritually. Our primary goal is that our children have the opportunity to experience a dynamic educational environment where they learn to love learning and grow and develop as Godly people.

I love this quote: “It is better to build a child than repair a man.” And, the scripture below reminds me that what we are doing at home or at school lays the foundation for the legacy we will leave behind. I pray we finish well and leave a living legacy through our children that reflects Jesus to the world.

“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”

— 2 Corinthians 3:2-3

Stacy Gibson

STACY GIBSON

My Approach to Learning:
At the center of all the subjects I teach, the one lesson I want students to learn is that everything is centered on who God is and his plan for us in Jesus. My number one goal is to transfer a love, a genuine love, of learning to each student that passes through my class and to clearly connect that love of learning to the love of God for His children! God has created such an amazing world for us to explore, and education is the key to unlocking a better understanding of His nature and creative genius not to mention His boundless love and abundant gifts to us. My prayer and desire for each student is that they will leave with a greater knowledge of God, a greater love for learning, and a self-respect and dedication that will enhance their future learning endeavors.

My History:
A little background on me, my father served 34 years in the Air Force, so I got to see a lot of the United States, including Alaska, where I graduated from high school. Moving around was a huge challenge, but God used that in my life to teach me contentment with myself and Him. My family has always been a huge support for me. I accepted Jesus Christ into my heart at 8 years old. My mother had recently been saved and came home with excitement and exuberance about this Jesus. She taught me about his love and desire for me to follow Him. Shortly thereafter I decided to make a commitment to him. My life has been an incredible adventure since then, but always with the guiding hand and safety net of the Lord. Through the years, God has clearly placed a call to teaching on my heart. I am so blessed by the opportunity to teach in a Christian environment. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to sit with my students and delve into the mysteries of God's word and world. I love the connection we have through fellowship in the classroom.

My Education and Family:
I graduated with a B.A. in English and American Literature from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma, and an M.A. Ed. from McKendree University. I am married and have 3 children who are attending or have attended FBA through graduation. FBA has been a huge blessing for my family and has prepared my children well for college, academically, spiritually, and far beyond my expectations! I am very thankful for FBA and its FBCO family.

Melinda Dobbs

Pat Ray

PAT RAY
Message to Parents and Students:
I thank God for the privilege of working at FBA. It is just one of the many blessings that God has given to me in this life.

Testimony:
I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior when I was 9 years old. I was raised in a Christian home and I thank God everyday for the spiritual parents he blessed me with. As I went through high school and college, I realized the impact and importance of having a personal relationship with Christ. Each day I realize that God’s purpose for me is unending and always changing. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Goals and Responsibilities:
My responsibilities as the Administrative Assistant are to help in running the day to day activities in the office and supporting our staff in all areas. My greatest desire is to meet the needs of our students and bless them on a daily basis while providing support for our families as well.

Sheri Sasiela

Sherry Bleisch

Nate Brown

Mike Cariker

Wayne Morgan

Elementary

Ms. Barker

Mrs. Billingsley

MRS. BILLINGSLEY

Message to Parents:
Dear Parents,
I want to tell you how much I enjoy teaching your children. What a blessing it has been teaching here at First Baptist Academy. I've been teaching here for seven years and have seen your child grow. In Kindergarten they learn to hop, skip and gallop. Elementary they learn the basic. (Throwing, catching and dribbling) Junior High they learn the sports that go with what they learned in Elementary. High School you see the students playing competitively in the sport but have good sportsmanship. They are able to leave First Baptist Academy with the knowledge of taking care of them-self and participate in a extracurricular activity.

Dear Students,
I'm very proud of you and love seeing you willing to work hard in PE. I enjoy your excitement when you make a goal or catch a ball for the first time. I relive my memories through you when you play and participate in PE. I see many more years of fun times with you at First Baptist Academy.

Testimony:
I accepted Christ my Savior when I was 7 years old. I live my life with God being my first priority. I believe you need to read the Bible, attend Church regularly and love God with all your heart. God has been with me through my good and bad times. My favorite Bible verse is:

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -Philippians 4:13

Goals and Responsibilites:
My goal is to teach students about God through exercising and Health. I believe we all are number one in PE if we try our best. I tell the students that every day and I also tell them practice makes perfect. God made us unique in our own way. We all won't be professional athletes but we can still try our best. My responsibility is to keep an safe and fun environment for my students to participate in. I pray you have a wonderful school year!

Ms. Carriel

Mrs. Harmon

MRS. HARMON
At FBA Since 2006

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of South Carolina; Masters in Education, University of Phoenix

Church:
First Baptist O’Fallon. Church member since 1999, previously taught Vacation Bible School, Sunday School and served on the Kid’s Life drama team. Since our move to St. Louis, we’ve been attending the Journey.

Family:
My husband, Cliff and I have been married since 1986 and have three children. Lilli is married and is a nurse in Indiana, Charlie is at South Dakota State playing football and Hannah is an Art History major at Missouri. As we are now empty nesters, we decided we needed a project. We bought an old home in St. Louis that needs a lot of care. If you see paint specks on me, that’s why.

Testimony:
I grew up in a Christian family and have been active in church all my life. My personal relationship with Christ really began to grow when my husband and I moved to the D.C. area. I had a new baby, my husband left for military training and I had no friends. I missed my mamma. I am from the South, it was cold up there. God was my only friend; He began to speak to my heart through the Experiencing God Bible Study by Henry Blackaby. I’ve been active in several prayer groups and strongly believe in the power of prayer. Several moves later we ended up in O’Fallon and started attending First Baptist. I first became active in the Women’s ministry, but God had other plans. He shifted me into teaching young children and I found the perfect fit. I started substitute teaching which further confirmed my desire to teach. We moved to Germany in 2003, and I felt led to get my Masters in Education. We returned to O’Fallon in 2005. I finished my student teaching and God blessed me with a position at First Baptist Academy. Teaching is an absolute joy for me. I love children and I love being in the classroom.

Goals and Responsibilities:
My responsibilities are to cover the Illinois Learning Standards and teach the learning objectives in our curriculum. My primary heart goal for my classroom is that each child develops a strong, daily habit of Bible study and a deeply personal prayer life.

Message to Parents:
I believe all children are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Each one is precious and uniquely created by God; each one is worthy of my best effort. I believe that parent involvement is a crucial component of academic success and appreciate all your efforts to help your child learn and grow. I look forward to an exciting year of learning.

Message to Our Lady Eagles:
I have been privileged to help coach the Lady Eagles Girl’s Basketball team. It is my heart that our players reflect Christ-like attitudes on the court. I also pray they learn to work hard, balance their academics with the demands of practice and to grow spiritually.

Mrs. Jenkins

Mrs. Leadbetter

Mrs. Myllo

Ms. Ryan

Ms. Slaughter

Ms. Williams

Middle School

Mrs. Billingsley

MRS. BILLINGSLEY

Message to Parents:
Dear Parents,
I want to tell you how much I enjoy teaching your children. What a blessing it has been teaching here at First Baptist Academy. I've been teaching here for seven years and have seen your child grow. In Kindergarten they learn to hop, skip and gallop. Elementary they learn the basic. (Throwing, catching and dribbling) Junior High they learn the sports that go with what they learned in Elementary. High School you see the students playing competitively in the sport but have good sportsmanship. They are able to leave First Baptist Academy with the knowledge of taking care of them-self and participate in a extracurricular activity.

Dear Students,
I'm very proud of you and love seeing you willing to work hard in PE. I enjoy your excitement when you make a goal or catch a ball for the first time. I relive my memories through you when you play and participate in PE. I see many more years of fun times with you at First Baptist Academy.

Testimony:
I accepted Christ my Savior when I was 7 years old. I live my life with God being my first priority. I believe you need to read the Bible, attend Church regularly and love God with all your heart. God has been with me through my good and bad times. My favorite Bible verse is:

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -Philippians 4:13

Goals and Responsibilites:
My goal is to teach students about God through exercising and Health. I believe we all are number one in PE if we try our best. I tell the students that every day and I also tell them practice makes perfect. God made us unique in our own way. We all won't be professional athletes but we can still try our best. My responsibility is to keep an safe and fun environment for my students to participate in. I pray you have a wonderful school year!

Mrs. Harmon

MRS. HARMON
At FBA Since 2006

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of South Carolina; Masters in Education, University of Phoenix

Church:
First Baptist O’Fallon. Church member since 1999, previously taught Vacation Bible School, Sunday School and served on the Kid’s Life drama team. Since our move to St. Louis, we’ve been attending the Journey.

Family:
My husband, Cliff and I have been married since 1986 and have three children. Lilli is married and is a nurse in Indiana, Charlie is at South Dakota State playing football and Hannah is an Art History major at Missouri. As we are now empty nesters, we decided we needed a project. We bought an old home in St. Louis that needs a lot of care. If you see paint specks on me, that’s why.

Testimony:
I grew up in a Christian family and have been active in church all my life. My personal relationship with Christ really began to grow when my husband and I moved to the D.C. area. I had a new baby, my husband left for military training and I had no friends. I missed my mamma. I am from the South, it was cold up there. God was my only friend; He began to speak to my heart through the Experiencing God Bible Study by Henry Blackaby. I’ve been active in several prayer groups and strongly believe in the power of prayer. Several moves later we ended up in O’Fallon and started attending First Baptist. I first became active in the Women’s ministry, but God had other plans. He shifted me into teaching young children and I found the perfect fit. I started substitute teaching which further confirmed my desire to teach. We moved to Germany in 2003, and I felt led to get my Masters in Education. We returned to O’Fallon in 2005. I finished my student teaching and God blessed me with a position at First Baptist Academy. Teaching is an absolute joy for me. I love children and I love being in the classroom.

Goals and Responsibilities:
My responsibilities are to cover the Illinois Learning Standards and teach the learning objectives in our curriculum. My primary heart goal for my classroom is that each child develops a strong, daily habit of Bible study and a deeply personal prayer life.

Message to Parents:
I believe all children are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Each one is precious and uniquely created by God; each one is worthy of my best effort. I believe that parent involvement is a crucial component of academic success and appreciate all your efforts to help your child learn and grow. I look forward to an exciting year of learning.

Message to Our Lady Eagles:
I have been privileged to help coach the Lady Eagles Girl’s Basketball team. It is my heart that our players reflect Christ-like attitudes on the court. I also pray they learn to work hard, balance their academics with the demands of practice and to grow spiritually.

Mrs. Hanson

Mrs. Hooks

MRS. HOOKS

Message to Parents:
Hello all! I am so thankful to be in a school that focuses on putting God first, and encourages our students to do the same. Working with this age group is challenging and exciting, and they definitely keep me on my toes. Thank you for entrusting your children to me this year—we work very hard in 6th grade, and I am confident they will all step up to the plate and strive for excellence in their studies. Please pray for me, and for all of the students God has placed in 6th grade this year, that we may grow closer to Him as we grow together in wisdom and understanding.

Testimony:
I grew up in a Christian home and accepted Christ when I was only five or six years old. God has continuously worked in my heart to make me more like Him, especially during my high school and college years. I am thankful for the loving family and friends He has given me; they have challenged and encouraged me to “lay aside every weight and sin” which can keep me from growing spiritually. God persists in His pursuit of my heart, and I pray that He will do so throughout my life.

Goals and Responsibilites:
Over the last two years, I have been able to teach almost every subject in 6th grade, and this level of curriculum is both fun and challenging for the students. This year, I have been blessed to work with Ally Otey (6th grade co-teacher), which has allowed me to focus on fewer subject areas and extend the ways in which I instruct and guide my wonderful students.

Mrs. Hughes

MRS. HUGHES

Message to Parents and Students:
Welcome! I'm looking forward to getting to know some new folks and building on established relationships with others. It's exciting to partner with families in the plans God has made...for all of us. I love learning with your kids!

Testimony:
I accepted Christ as Savior at a young age. The decision to allow Christ to be Lord of my life occurred later and is an area of continued growth. God's Grace is the focus of my recent studies.

Goals and Responsibilities:
My teaching assignments this year include Bible7, Intermediate Math, ACTPrep/Truth and Comparative Religions, Study Skills, and Life Science.
Communication is a huge part of your child’s success. We'll be working on students becoming comfortable advocating for the support they need. If you have any questions/concerns, would like to visit our classroom, schedule a conference, or volunteer to help out, you may contact me at chris.hughes@fbaofallon.org You may also call the office and leave a message for me during the day and I'll return your call as soon as possible. My plan is 3rd hour, and I start to return emails and phone calls at that time.

Mrs. Gihring

Mr. Lewis

MR. LEWIS

Message to Parents and Students:
Welcome! I greatly look forward to greeting those who have been here before and meeting those who are new to First Baptist Academy. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I look forward to partnering with you during your time at FBA!

Testimony:
I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was very young and I have dedicated my life to following the teachings of the Word and God’s will for my life.

Goals and Responsibilites:
My goal as an educator is to provide a safe, fun, and positive learning environment for all of my students. My hope is that students find my content areas to be relevant and applicable to today’s world and ultimately learn from the victories and failures of those who have gone before us. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule a conference, please feel free to reach out to me. Thank you for choosing FBA and may God bless you all!

Mrs. Wiggins

MRS. WIGGINS
Message to Parents:
Hello! I am looking forward to working with you and your students this year! I have been teaching for 13 years, and I absolutely love my job. Some things you can expect from my English classes this year: TONS of writing and thinking, DOZENS of class discussions, LOADS of reading, and prayerfully, AN ABUNDANCE of Jesus. I pray that I help your children think, laugh, write, read, and love one another.

Testimony:
I first came to hear about Jesus while I was in college—through a friend who invited me to Campus Crusade for Christ. I hadn't ever heard what He had done for us before. The largest faith in my hometown was Judaism, so it wasn't common for the name Jesus to even come up. I didn't accept that invitation from my friend, but it got me thinking about God. Who was He really? I was one of those typical college students who thought that reality was whatever each individual believed it was. But, one thing I did know...if I ever became devoted to a faith, I knew I would only be all in. Because what was the point otherwise?

Then, another friend of mine named Ryan got saved. I will never forget the conversation we had on the phone one night, where he told me, "You need to get saved." My response was, huh? What does that even mean?!

I didn't give my life to Christ that night, but I did pursue what it meant to be saved. I had never ever heard of being "saved," so it was totally new to me. Plus, I thought Ryan was crazy. So I avoided Ryan, but I kept thinking about God. Who was He really?

I ended up asking Him to show me who he was one night while I was babysitting. I love telling this story to my students. I put the little girl to bed and then I started praying—God, who are you really? I just want to know who you are. Once I lifted my head up from that prayer, I turned on the TV, and these words came out of the speakers: "If you want to get saved today, pray this prayer of salvation with me right now." I couldn't believe it! I bowed my head, prayed the prayer of salvation with the TV preacher, and Jesus saved me!

Since then, I have been learning what it means to be a believer in Christ, to follow him daily, and to be sanctified. Oh, and I ended up marrying Ryan. :) I love the Lord, I love what He has done for all of us, and I am so, so, so thankful for mercy, grace, and love! And Truth.

Goals and Responsibilites:
The classes I am teaching this year include Introduction to Literature, World Literature, and Literature of Western Civilization.

In these classes, I will do my best to:

Engage students in reading texts, thinking about texts, and writing down their ideas

Inspire students to work hard and think well

Facilitate class discussions

Evaluate progress through a variety of assignments

Communicate with parents and students regarding the progress of each of my students

Encourage growth in all areas of English Literature

Create a class curriculum that is engaging, thorough, and well-developed

Mentor students to help them in their personal walks with Jesus Help students articulate their faith, in words and actions, in their everyday lives

Meet students where they are

Unite with the staff of FBA to form a body that works together

Pray for my students and their families

Love my students and their families

Put Christ first

High School

Mrs. Billingsley

MRS. BILLINGSLEY

Message to Parents:
Dear Parents,
I want to tell you how much I enjoy teaching your children. What a blessing it has been teaching here at First Baptist Academy. I've been teaching here for seven years and have seen your child grow. In Kindergarten they learn to hop, skip and gallop. Elementary they learn the basic. (Throwing, catching and dribbling) Junior High they learn the sports that go with what they learned in Elementary. High School you see the students playing competitively in the sport but have good sportsmanship. They are able to leave First Baptist Academy with the knowledge of taking care of them-self and participate in a extracurricular activity.

Dear Students,
I'm very proud of you and love seeing you willing to work hard in PE. I enjoy your excitement when you make a goal or catch a ball for the first time. I relive my memories through you when you play and participate in PE. I see many more years of fun times with you at First Baptist Academy.

Testimony:
I accepted Christ my Savior when I was 7 years old. I live my life with God being my first priority. I believe you need to read the Bible, attend Church regularly and love God with all your heart. God has been with me through my good and bad times. My favorite Bible verse is:

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -Philippians 4:13

Goals and Responsibilites:
My goal is to teach students about God through exercising and Health. I believe we all are number one in PE if we try our best. I tell the students that every day and I also tell them practice makes perfect. God made us unique in our own way. We all won't be professional athletes but we can still try our best. My responsibility is to keep an safe and fun environment for my students to participate in. I pray you have a wonderful school year!

Mrs. Harmon

MRS. HARMON
At FBA Since 2006

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of South Carolina; Masters in Education, University of Phoenix

Church:
First Baptist O’Fallon. Church member since 1999, previously taught Vacation Bible School, Sunday School and served on the Kid’s Life drama team. Since our move to St. Louis, we’ve been attending the Journey.

Family:
My husband, Cliff and I have been married since 1986 and have three children. Lilli is married and is a nurse in Indiana, Charlie is at South Dakota State playing football and Hannah is an Art History major at Missouri. As we are now empty nesters, we decided we needed a project. We bought an old home in St. Louis that needs a lot of care. If you see paint specks on me, that’s why.

Testimony:
I grew up in a Christian family and have been active in church all my life. My personal relationship with Christ really began to grow when my husband and I moved to the D.C. area. I had a new baby, my husband left for military training and I had no friends. I missed my mamma. I am from the South, it was cold up there. God was my only friend; He began to speak to my heart through the Experiencing God Bible Study by Henry Blackaby. I’ve been active in several prayer groups and strongly believe in the power of prayer. Several moves later we ended up in O’Fallon and started attending First Baptist. I first became active in the Women’s ministry, but God had other plans. He shifted me into teaching young children and I found the perfect fit. I started substitute teaching which further confirmed my desire to teach. We moved to Germany in 2003, and I felt led to get my Masters in Education. We returned to O’Fallon in 2005. I finished my student teaching and God blessed me with a position at First Baptist Academy. Teaching is an absolute joy for me. I love children and I love being in the classroom.

Goals and Responsibilities:
My responsibilities are to cover the Illinois Learning Standards and teach the learning objectives in our curriculum. My primary heart goal for my classroom is that each child develops a strong, daily habit of Bible study and a deeply personal prayer life.

Message to Parents:
I believe all children are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Each one is precious and uniquely created by God; each one is worthy of my best effort. I believe that parent involvement is a crucial component of academic success and appreciate all your efforts to help your child learn and grow. I look forward to an exciting year of learning.

Message to Our Lady Eagles:
I have been privileged to help coach the Lady Eagles Girl’s Basketball team. It is my heart that our players reflect Christ-like attitudes on the court. I also pray they learn to work hard, balance their academics with the demands of practice and to grow spiritually.

Mrs. Jenkins

Mrs. Hooks

MRS. HOOKS

Message to Parents:
Hello all! I am so thankful to be in a school that focuses on putting God first, and encourages our students to do the same. Working with this age group is challenging and exciting, and they definitely keep me on my toes. Thank you for entrusting your children to me this year—we work very hard in 6th grade, and I am confident they will all step up to the plate and strive for excellence in their studies. Please pray for me, and for all of the students God has placed in 6th grade this year, that we may grow closer to Him as we grow together in wisdom and understanding.

Testimony:
I grew up in a Christian home and accepted Christ when I was only five or six years old. God has continuously worked in my heart to make me more like Him, especially during my high school and college years. I am thankful for the loving family and friends He has given me; they have challenged and encouraged me to “lay aside every weight and sin” which can keep me from growing spiritually. God persists in His pursuit of my heart, and I pray that He will do so throughout my life.

Goals and Responsibilites:
Over the last two years, I have been able to teach almost every subject in 6th grade, and this level of curriculum is both fun and challenging for the students. This year, I have been blessed to work with Ally Otey (6th grade co-teacher), which has allowed me to focus on fewer subject areas and extend the ways in which I instruct and guide my wonderful students.

Mr. Lewis

MR. LEWIS

Message to Parents and Students:
Welcome! I greatly look forward to greeting those who have been here before and meeting those who are new to First Baptist Academy. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I look forward to partnering with you during your time at FBA!

Testimony:
I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was very young and I have dedicated my life to following the teachings of the Word and God’s will for my life.

Goals and Responsibilites:
My goal as an educator is to provide a safe, fun, and positive learning environment for all of my students. My hope is that students find my content areas to be relevant and applicable to today’s world and ultimately learn from the victories and failures of those who have gone before us. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule a conference, please feel free to reach out to me. Thank you for choosing FBA and may God bless you all!

Mrs. Wiggins

MRS. WIGGINS
Message to Parents:
Hello! I am looking forward to working with you and your students this year! I have been teaching for 13 years, and I absolutely love my job. Some things you can expect from my English classes this year: TONS of writing and thinking, DOZENS of class discussions, LOADS of reading, and prayerfully, AN ABUNDANCE of Jesus. I pray that I help your children think, laugh, write, read, and love one another.

Testimony:
I first came to hear about Jesus while I was in college—through a friend who invited me to Campus Crusade for Christ. I hadn't ever heard what He had done for us before. The largest faith in my hometown was Judaism, so it wasn't common for the name Jesus to even come up. I didn't accept that invitation from my friend, but it got me thinking about God. Who was He really? I was one of those typical college students who thought that reality was whatever each individual believed it was. But, one thing I did know...if I ever became devoted to a faith, I knew I would only be all in. Because what was the point otherwise?

Then, another friend of mine named Ryan got saved. I will never forget the conversation we had on the phone one night, where he told me, "You need to get saved." My response was, huh? What does that even mean?!

I didn't give my life to Christ that night, but I did pursue what it meant to be saved. I had never ever heard of being "saved," so it was totally new to me. Plus, I thought Ryan was crazy. So I avoided Ryan, but I kept thinking about God. Who was He really?

I ended up asking Him to show me who he was one night while I was babysitting. I love telling this story to my students. I put the little girl to bed and then I started praying—God, who are you really? I just want to know who you are. Once I lifted my head up from that prayer, I turned on the TV, and these words came out of the speakers: "If you want to get saved today, pray this prayer of salvation with me right now." I couldn't believe it! I bowed my head, prayed the prayer of salvation with the TV preacher, and Jesus saved me!

Since then, I have been learning what it means to be a believer in Christ, to follow him daily, and to be sanctified. Oh, and I ended up marrying Ryan. :) I love the Lord, I love what He has done for all of us, and I am so, so, so thankful for mercy, grace, and love! And Truth.

Goals and Responsibilites:
The classes I am teaching this year include Introduction to Literature, World Literature, and Literature of Western Civilization.

In these classes, I will do my best to:

Engage students in reading texts, thinking about texts, and writing down their ideas

Inspire students to work hard and think well

Facilitate class discussions

Evaluate progress through a variety of assignments

Communicate with parents and students regarding the progress of each of my students

Encourage growth in all areas of English Literature

Create a class curriculum that is engaging, thorough, and well-developed

Mentor students to help them in their personal walks with Jesus Help students articulate their faith, in words and actions, in their everyday lives

Meet students where they are

Unite with the staff of FBA to form a body that works together

Pray for my students and their families

Love my students and their families

Put Christ first

Mrs. Bassham

Mrs. Knight

MRS. KNIGHT
Message to Parents and Students:
I am so looking forward to interacting with the students in this new school year; I love to hear their thoughts, questions, and ideas.

As a result of listening to the testimonies of other teens talk about the transforming power of Jesus Christ in their lives, I yielded my heart, life, and future up to Him when I was a teenager. The teen years are a critical time and I love the opportunities to talk with the students with them during the classes about His transforming power and how amazingly He moves!

Testimony:
I was raised in a Christian home and received Christ Jesus into my life as Lord and Savior at the age of fourteen. Since that time, I have had the opportunity to work with teens in Christian youth groups in addition to teaching at the high school level. I do love challenging them to go more deeply with God.

Goals and Responsibilites:
In my classroom, my intent is to point out how God moves in history and how we can see Him in various cultures and people groups. I hope to challenge the thought processes of each student and, for some begin, and for others, further an interest in parts of each class’s material that they had not considered before.

Mrs. Christensen

Mr. Jasper

Mrs. Ostrowski

Mrs. Hines

Mrs. Faitz

Mrs. Thornburg