How many years have you worked at Hill Country?
This is my 15th year at Hill Country.
What is your role?
I teach high school English.
What do you love about Hill Country Christian School?
I love my students – their curiosity and questions. This job is never boring, and I learn as much from them as I could ever teach them. They make me laugh and think. I love when I see a light come on for them that wasn’t there before our class.
How has your experience at Hill Country Christian School been unique?
I love the family feeling at Hill Country – from my students, their parents, my fellow faculty members, and the administration. Additionally, I’ve never been in a more sincerely prayer-filled place. We pray for each other, our community, and the world both in planned and spontaneous ways.
Tell us about one of your favorite Hill Country moments.
In my class, we do a lot of different types of learning, from building to writing, from coloring to commenting. I once assigned a project to create your own hero story, based on our nine traits of a hero’s journey. It was meant to be a quick lesson but turned into a quarter-long writing project for some students and sparked an interest in writing they didn’t know was there. It eventually led to the founding of the Young Authors Club, which now meets every week. These students are working on stories or poems to enter in the Scholastic Writing contest.
What would you tell a family who is considering a Hill Country education?
Hill Country is an all-in kind of education. You commit your student to us, and we covenant to work with you to bring glory to God through the education and care of that student. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it is for those who want a lifelong impact for their student. We are still in touch with our students years after graduation – encouraging, cheering, and even consoling.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
I have found a second home at Hill Country. My own daughter knows I consider the Hill Country students “my kids.” Teachers here live their work and love their work. I hope to be in this family for years to come.