Prekindergarten 4 Teacher

 

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I put my trust in you.  Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”
Psalm 143:8

 

Mother, wife, teacher, student, daughter, sister, child of the King, woman, friend, singer, reader, these are a few of the hats I wear. I’m also a “baby boomer,” who came into teaching late in life. I have been teaching pre-school for 12 years and this will be my eighth year at Woodway Christian School.

I have a background in several different areas. Previously, I worked at the Klaras Center with developmentally delayed children and for several years I worked at a rehab hospital with spinal cord and head injured patients. Along with my teaching certificate, I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Therapeutic Recreation.

Probably my biggest credential, they have no certificate or degree for, is “mother.” I have three wonderful young adult children. Remi (25) is  an Aggie grad and has just taken a new job in Atlanta, Georgia. My daughter KC has recently graduated from MCC and is a surgical tech at Scott & White hospital in Temple on the Neurosurgical team. She is a recent newlywed and is busy “adultifying”. My youngest son, Matt, is a business major at A&M and recently returned from a month touring Europe. Their dad, and the love of my life, Tim has been my husband for 28 years and he is the president of the Methodist Children’s Home. We met thirty-three years ago when I moved from Mobile, Alabama to Texas. So, if you pick up a Southern accent, that’s where it’s from. I have a dear Mother who is 90, one brother, and various nieces and nephews who all live there.

My family and I live out in the country in Crawford with our completely spoiled dog, Bella, a German Shepherd, Tess, and huge cat, Lucky. I am a sentimental mush of an animal lover and am convinced that Bella is 90% human (or we’ve made her that way.)

I came into teaching after my youngest child went off to school and I spent so much time there I decided to go back to school to become a teacher myself. I truly feel God had been preparing me to teach for a long time as I had always done “teaching” in my previous positions – teaching parents how to deal with their developmentally delayed babies, teaching families and patients how to deal with life traumas, teaching VBS, Mission Friends, and then as a parent.

There is a saying, “Love what you do, do what you love.” I love teaching pre-school! Four year olds are precious little sponges that keep me young and bless me throughout the year. My heart’s desire is to prepare them for a lifelong love of learning and loving God.