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Deanne Regier

"I love meeting alumni in life. They often tell me about what is happening in their lives and how they are serving Christ in their local communities. These interactions keep me 'going' as a teacher."

 

Teaches: Government/Economics, US History, & Human Geography; Model UN Sponsor

College & Degree: B.A., Social Science, Biola University; M.A.T., Social Science, Winthrop University

Ms. Deanne Regier has been a beloved part of the WCCS family for many years! She first started teaching at our school in March of 1999. Some little known facts about Deanne is that she is a pastor's child, has visited all states except Alaska and Hawaii, and served as a missionary in Japan for two years. Her sister, Denise Kendrick, also works as a teacher directly across the hall from Ms. Regier here at the Upper School! Deanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out at the gym, facilitating Bible studies at Westminster Presbyterian Church, grading papers at Starbucks, wearing Chacos, reading anything that is NOT historical, and watching PBS (especially Masterpiece Theater and Newshour)! Read on to find out why Ms. Regier loves being a part of our school, and be sure to check out what students have to say about her as well at the end of the entry!

Why do you love teaching or working at WCCS?

I love the students and faculty and staff at WCCS. There is a community effort among everyone to help students understand the Kingdom of God. The students here care about each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. They have been taught how to work in a community and treat others with respect.

What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.

Community -- we truly want students to understand the Kingdom of God is a community that cares for each other and the rest of the world. We are not alone in this world!

How do you believe WCCS prepares students for success in college and beyond?

We teach students to think critically about complex issues in the world.

How is faith and learning integrated at WCCS?

When we listen to current events or read history, we analyze if Micah 6:8 (Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly) applies.

As a teacher, what is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students? For staff, how do you believe God has uniquely equipped you for your position here at WCCS?

I interned at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC during my senior year of college; I also served for two years in Japan as a missionary.

Share a moment from your time here at WCCS that stands out as something you never want to forget.

I love meeting alumni in life. They often tell me about what is happening in their lives and how they are serving Christ in their local communities. These interactions keep me "going" as a teacher. :)

"Ms. Regier has a true devotion to her students and a desire to see them succeed. If I were to say thank you for something in particular, it would be in the little things...her helping me study, going through my notes with me and proofing my essays." Ellie Krueger, Class of 2018

"I would say "thank you" to Ms. Regier for showing me what standing up for our faith and turning the other cheek looks like. Her constant humility is absolutely outstanding and inspirational to me." Gerald Wheaton, Class of 2018

"Deanne Regier has always been supportive of me. She has been a big part of my school life and success during my time here. She encouraged me to do Model UN when I didn't want to do it, because she knew I wanted to be a part of the political field. This is just one of many examples where she has pushed me to reach my full potential here." Brandon Samedy, Class of 2017