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Educating students to bless our world as disciples of Jesus Christ

Lisa Gold

"WCCS is all about doing kingdom work. Not only are we doing kingdom work, but we are preparing our students to go out and bless our world as disciples of Jesus Christ. I’m so thankful to be able to a part of that process."

 

Gold Family
The Gold Family

Position: Director of Business Operations

College & Degree: Wright State University, Bachelor of Science in Math and Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Master of Divinity, and University of Oxford, Theological Studies

My husband Nicolas and I have been married for fifteen years.  We met while attending seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.   Nic is a minister at a church in Fort Mill.  We have one daughter named Dakota who is thirteen years old.  I love seeing what God is doing around the world.  I have done international mission work as well as domestic urban mission work.  Nic grew up as a minister’s kid, and his mother was born on the mission field in Paraguay.  Nic, Dakota, and I love to travel and meet people from all over the globe.

What classes and grade level(s) do you teach? For staff, what are your job responsibilities?

I serve as the Director of Business Operations. The last two years I taught chemistry and geometry.

What do you love most about WCCS?

What I love most about WCCS are the people associated with it. From students to parents to teachers to staff, everyone has been great to work with. I feel blessed to be a part of such a great school.

Why do you love teaching or working at WCCS?

WCCS is all about doing kingdom work. Not only are we doing kingdom work, but we are preparing our students to go out and bless our world as disciples of Jesus Christ. I’m so thankful to be able to a part of that process.

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

The one word that I would pick to describe the school is “godly”. I see the staff and students consistently striving to be what God wants them to be and to do what He wants them to do. I like being a part of a place that seeks God first.

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

Our motto states that we are preparing our students to go out and bless our world as disciples of Jesus Christ. That’s exactly what I see happening here. Our teachers, staff, and administrators are pouring into our students, not just information about subjects, but also knowledge about God. If we help the children grow in their walk with God, it will help them to succeed in college and beyond.

How is faith and learning integrated at WCCS?

Faith is an integral part of everything that we do here. Our faith guides us in what we teach and how we teach it. Even when a class uses secular books, the teachers are constantly putting God in the picture. Our lesson plans are made with an entire section to help us plan how to incorporate Christian principles in the curriculum. God is definitely at the forefront of everything that we do here.

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?

God created me with a love for numbers and a love for people. I can use my Bachelor’s in math and my Master of Divinity all in one place. He gave me experiences in accounting and management which have been so helpful to me as the Director of Business Operations.

What sets WCCS students apart from other students?

WCCS students leave school well-equipped to live in the world and contribute to it. The WCCS faculty and staff really do strive to help students become better disciples for Christ no matter what they will be doing in the future.

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

While teaching chemistry at the high school, I repeatedly teach them how God designed the world so intricately and how amazing it is. Chemistry is probably one of the best classes to learn about this. I love seeing the students’ faces when they “get it” - that God truly is absolutely amazing!