Jesus’ half-brother, James, warned that few should aspire to be teachers.

He apparently knew full-well the challenges inherent to this “noblest of all professions.”

Everyday our teachers reach and teach this next generation—your children and mine. May we pray for them, partner with them, and appreciate them well.

Calvin Coolidge observed, “Teaching is one of the noblest of professions. Those who mold the human mind have wrought not for time, but for eternity.”

Mr. Matt Buffington, Elementary School Principal: “Our teachers consistently demonstrate a genuine desire for each child to be known, heard, and loved. They recognize the significance of fostering connected relationships. Dedicated to their profession, teachers are eager to expand their knowledge and skills in instructional strategies. Our teachers regularly express their appreciation for working at a school where they can integrate their faith with their profession.”

Mrs. Carrie Storms, Middle School Principal: “Teachers are… 1) Learners: They regularly seek out ways to improve. 2) Diligent: They exhibit grit and stamina—knowing that the learning and growing process is designed to be just that—a process! 3) Prayerful: They submit their praises, prayers, and concerns to the Lord—regularly seeking to be Spirit-inspired and led in all ways. 4) Fun: Laughter is part of the soundtrack….”

Mr. Robby Davis, High School Principal: “I am continually impressed by the way our faculty serves our students. They strive to teach the whole person. They are dedicated to helping our students flourish in all areas of their lives. Teachers seek to build strong rapport with students—to be able to facilitate their academic growth. Our teachers find ways to grow professionally and are open to implementing new strategies to meet the needs of our students. We are blessed to have an amazing group of faculty at Metro!

Mrs. Alyssa Quarles, Director of Learning and Instruction: “Our faculty are passionate about teaching and are committed to their students’ success. It’s been a joy to watch our teachers collaborate to better engage students via real-world experiences, technology, and hands-on activities, as well as inspire one another to dig deeper in knowledge and experiences together.”

“I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession” (John Wooden).

“Anyone who does anything to help a child…is a hero to me” (Fred Rogers).

“Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach” (Aristotle).

So, Metro Christian Academy Teachers: Thank you for all that you do—and the spirit with which you do it! We appreciate you!

Grateful to be serving together,

Keith A. Currivean, Ph.D.

Head of School

1 Thess.1:2-3

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