History in the making.

History in the making.

It wasn’t until college that Mrs. Kaelyn Bullock fell in love with history. “I hated history in high school,” she says with a laugh.

Today, as social studies teacher for grades 8-12, she’s passionate about getting beyond the dates and places of history. “It’s important to me that students have a baseline of historical knowledge, but it’s more important to me in their future in the 21st century and in their future jobs that they can look at information and piece together an argument with good support and analysis.” In her classes they discuss questions about the morals and issues behind history and government and have a dialogue as Christians that’s both respectful and well-supported by critical thinking. “I hope students will ask tough questions and feel comfortable to seek some of those answers from their teachers and classmates.”

“I feel really lucky that God did guide me down this path,” she adds, “because it is something that I really enjoy doing.”