A Treasured Legacy
Calgary Christian School and I have had a long history! I began as a student here in 1969 and graduated 12 years later. Just four years later I began my teaching career in kindergarten at a small "daughter" school of CCS in South Calgary. My teaching career has been interrupted with amazing life stretching experiences... missions, marriage, and a growing family. I came back to teaching 16 years ago, which means I am now participating in my 23rd year as part the CCS staff community, currently teaching in Grade 1. My husband, Keith, and I have watched all three of our sons graduate from CCS. My two oldest boys (now young men) married their high school sweethearts!! So, I have two daughters-in-law who are also graduates of CCS. Looking back on my journey thus far with this incredible school, I have huge gratitude! I am so honoured, and at times overwhelmed, that I get to participate in the discipling and nurturing of God's children. I love gardening and find there are so many parallels between tending a garden and tending a classroom of students. My greatest joy comes from seeing students encounter God and being moved by his presence. Six-year-olds speak with an honesty and innocence that often brings me back to a "right" place. My prayer each year is that my students will be lifelong followers of Jesus. It is incredible to have such strong support from the parent community and a sense of partnering together. Remember to treasure the gift of Christian education and work to create a legacy within your own families.