I grew up on the mission field – living everywhere from sunny California to even sunnier Mozambique. My mom home schooled me and my five siblings for all but two of my school years. For those two years I was in a half-day, extremely small missionary school. Those two years instilled in me a desire to teach. I loved being in a school setting with other children.
I attended Covenant College and majored in Elementary Education with the hope of teaching in a tiny missionary school one day. The clearest answer to my prayers about where God wanted me seemed to be Chattanooga, which I did not understand. I became a substitute teacher in Hamilton County taking two long- term substitute positions in Kindergarten and Third Grade. How much I learned in that year!
After a year of subbing, and still desiring to serve Christian families in some sort of mission school, I prayed for God's leading. Through many circumstances that are only because of God, I ended up at Classical Beginnings Tutorial being mentored by Sheila Cook in Kindergarten. It was an amazing year when I learned so much! God then opened the door for me to become the Third Grade tutor. I am certain that God has been preparing my heart for this tutorial position and I am honored to serve at Classical Beginnings where I have taught Third Grade for 3 years, and I love it!
I recently married an incredible man, Micah Schreiner, who is the most wonderful husband. I love to cook, read and run.