Written by Riley M., Journalism student, Class of 2021 Mrs. Bach, teacher and theater director at New Life Academy, wasn’t always known for her fun and energetic qualities that she is known for today. In fact, she didn’t even know that she wanted to major in drama until … [Read more...] about Mrs. Bach Discovers Her Calling in Theater
Courtney Roe opens each of her classes with a devotional. She often focuses on teaching her students how to love other people better and uses Jesus as an example for how to do it. Then, she switches to teaching middle school math. It might come as a surprise that Mrs. Roe begins her class time … [Read more...] about What’s math got to do with it?
When Craig Butler completed his graduate degree in physics from the University of Virginia, he assumed he’d work in a research lab building lasers and analyzing quantum physics for the rest of his career. However, he soon realized interacting with only three or four people in a lab setting wasn’t … [Read more...] about Appreciation for the world around us
Music has always been a part of Rosalee Allard’s life as long as she can remember. Her mother was a piano teacher and an organ player, and she learned piano at a very young age. She knew she wanted to become a teacher as a young child, but it wasn’t until high school that she knew she should … [Read more...] about Encouraging a love of music
Mrs. Pamela Bravo has been teaching at New Life Academy for 16 years. She spent nine years teaching fourth grade and eventually moved into teaching third grade. “I never, ever regret having to get up in the morning and come to work,” says Mrs. Bravo about being a teacher. “Sometimes I wish … [Read more...] about Engaging in Learning & Discovering Possibilities
Marquette Bateman-Ek loves teaching art. Now that might not be much of a surprise given she works with students all day long, but Mrs. Bateman-Ek did not start her career out with the goal to become a teacher. Instead, she graduated with a social work degree and spent many years in camp ministry. … [Read more...] about Fostering Appreciation for the Arts
A teaching career inspired by a mission trip. Kaitlin Skeie (pronounced “Shay-a”) thought she would grow up and become a veterinarian because she loves animals. That was until she went on a high school mission trip and got the chance to work with kids. “I absolutely loved it. I was energized … [Read more...] about An unexpected opportunity
Becca Wyant is one of the newest teachers at New Life Academy. Up until this fall, Ms. Wyant was teaching Middle School and High School Social Studies in Kuwait. Now – for her eighth year teaching – she’s the Upper School History teacher at New Life. She can’t wait to use her international … [Read more...] about Bringing History to Life