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Educating students to bless our world as disciples of Jesus Christ

Emily in class

"My prayer is to be an example of someone who follows and depends on Christ daily. To demonstrate to the students, a real and honest relationship with Christ. I'd like my students to know that God is able to be with them and help them grow through every stage of their lives."

 

Smith Family
The Smith Family

Join us in welcoming Mrs. Emily Smith to the WCCS family! Emily has been working with children for over 30 years and has been a teacher for 8 years! She is extremely excited to be working with our 5th graders this year and to be able to teach them from a Biblical perspective. Check out more of her story below!

Position for the 2020-2021 School Year: 5th Grade Teacher

College & Degree: B.A. Middle Grades Education, Mercer University; M.A. in Instruction, Central Michigan University

Tell me a little about you and your family:

I am married to my wonderful husband Kevin for almost 24 years. We have two children (Tim) who is a Sophomore in College, and (Sierra) who is a Sophomore in high school. I also have a fur baby (Daisy) who is 8 years old and a true mama's girl.

Tells us something that we would be surprised to know about you:

I was the world's pickiest eater growing up. I didn't eat any condiments at all. Not even on hot dogs or sandwiches...but my family is from Jamaica, West Indies, and I love (Spicy)Jamaican Jerk Chicken.

Describe how you feel God has called you to your particular career path:

I've had a passion and love for children since I was a teenager. I have always done well working with children. I consider it my ministry unto God.

What attracted you to WCCS?

I started my teaching career in Christian Education. I also taught in the public school setting. I wanted to have both experiences. When the opportunity came to work in Christian Education again, it was like returning to my first love. 

In what particular ways do you hope to shape the learning or spiritual experience of our students here at WCCS?

My prayer is to be an example of someone who follows and depends on Christ daily. To demonstrate to the students, a real and honest relationship with Christ. I'd like my students to know that God is able to be with them and help them grow through every stage of their lives. 

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 am extremely excited to be able to teach students to incorporate Biblical principles throughout all class subjects and life experiences. I will accomplish this through live interaction, classroom instruction, by classroom room discussions, writing in journals and real life scenarios. 

What is your biggest desire for each student that walks in to your classroom or office?

My biggest desire for each student who walks into my classroom is to know that they are loved, safe, and valued by me and by God.