"I want my students to know that God is glorified in everything, even mathematics. So, when opportunity lends itself, I want to keep pointing them to Christ and the need to glorify him in their attitudes, words, and work. This focus can be applied to practically every area of life."
Position for 2020-2021: Teacher for HS Geometry, Precalculus, AP Calculus, AP Statistics
College & Degree: Peninsula Community College (AA); Central Washington University (BS-- Mathematics); Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (MDiv and ThM); Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD Biblical Counseling)
Dr. Jim Brooks joins us as our High School Math Teacher this year. Previously, he has worked as a high school math teacher, pastor, Campus Crusade for Christ worker and for the U.S. National Coast Guard! He and his wife have been married for 39 years. They have two sons (both married), two grandsons, and a granddaughter due in March. Dr. Brooks has some great words as to what he desires to accomplish in his students' lives as their teacher. Check out more of his story below!
Tells us something that we would be surprised to know about you:
I like to paint. I am not very good, but I like to try.
Describe how you feel God has called you to your particular career path:
The Lord has made me a teacher. I glorify him as I teach. I also like being around teenagers, so teaching high school at WCCS is a perfect fit.
What attracted you to WCCS?
The ability to point students to Christ, his Word, and his gospel.
In what particular ways do you hope to shape the learning or spiritual experience of our students here at WCCS?
I want my students to know that God is glorified in everything, even mathematics. So, when opportunity lends itself, I want to keep pointing them to Christ and the need to glorify him in their attitudes, words, and work. This focus can be applied to practically every area of life.
The WCCS mission statement is “educating students to bless our world as disciples of Jesus Christ”. How do you hope to accomplish this as a faculty/staff member?
I want to be a good model and ambassador of Christ to them. Even when I am wrong, I want to show them how a Christian is to respond to mistakes. I hope that they will come out of my classes seeing the grandeur of God, so that no matter their career path they will understand their goal and desire should be to glorify Christ.
What is your biggest desire for each student that walks in to your classroom or office?
To be a lifelong follower of Christ, continually deepening in their maturity in him.