Teachers

I am Grateful

Posted by Eileen Faber, 1st grade teacher

I’m not only certified to teach First Grade, I have a K-12 English teaching endorsement. This summer when I renewed my certificate for the 6th time, I once again was told that I could take Joel Bratt’s job. 

Language and words have always been important to me.  I was the editor of the school paper in high school.  I’ve always liked to write.  Transformational grammar was my favorite college course.  I have to make sure my texts have the correct punctuation or I just don’t feel good about sending them.  We don’t write a lot in first grade, but we use lots of spoken language.  I hope that my first graders leave my classroom remembering many things that I have taught them: (Some of these are grammatically related; some are just my first grade bits of wisdom to live by.) Read more >> about I am Grateful

Kingdom Work: Discovering our Vocational Calling

~Post by Kaelyn Bullock, High School Social Studies

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” -Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC

Our mission statement calls us to partner together (school, church, and home) to help our students develop their unique gifts and abilities. We want our students to explore all kinds of vocations and find one that fits best with their God-given gifts. We hope students will find careers that use their gifts to in response to God’s love, allowing their work to be their worship. Read more >> about Kingdom Work: Discovering our Vocational Calling

Get to Know Ms. Bogertman

This year, several new faces appeared on the Shoreline Christian campus. One of these was new third grade teacher, Cheryl Bogertman. Ms. Bogertman comes to us from New Jersey through Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Take a few moments to read the interview below to learn more about Ms. Bogertman, and be sure to find a way to meet her if you haven't already! Read more >> about Get to Know Ms. Bogertman

Let Your Light Shine

The following blog post was originally a devotional presentation by Mr. Adam Haulter at the Senior Breakfast the morning of graduation.

“Let your light shine” is the theme for your senior year. It’s easy for me to be cynical about that theme from the get-go--Another great thing to sing about and paint pictures of in the elementary. How do I know what that even means as we see light being blotted out in so many corners of our human experience? There are refugees, and there are hungry people, and there are mass shootings, and there are viral outbreaks, and on and on. When I hear or read about these happenings I feel overwhelmed. What difference do I make?

Did You Know?

I have kind of a funny story for you. Yesterday, a service representative came to switch out our postage meter machine in the office. He replaced it with the same model, but now it’s just a little bit fresher and cleaner. As the rep was showing us a faster way to print international postage, he flipped up a little plastic flap to reveal a keyboard. I gasped. After almost two years of working at the office, I still did not know that machine had a keyboard! Our rep laughed and then showed me another trick to unjam the machine should an envelope get stuck. Good thing I enjoy learning new things!

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