2nd Grade Teacher
Get to know 2nd-Grade teacher, Nancy Carter. Mrs. Carter loves being surrounded by staff and students who encourage one another to walk closely with the Lord in every circumstance.
What classes and grade level(s) do you teach?
I teach 2nd Grade.
What do you love most about CLS?
I love our staff and I have learned so much from them about how to live out my faith. I love the parents that I have learned from over the years. There are so many amazing God stories of how families have ended up here at CLS. I love the students. I learn so much from them each year through their unending smiles, through their kindness to those who aren’t necessarily kind to them, through their eagerness to learn and through their hunger for God’s Word.
Why do you like teaching at CLS?
I love teaching at CLS because the atmosphere is unlike any other place I’ve been. There are so many godly examples of how to walk the Christian walk through all kinds of circumstances. I learn so much from the people here about how to practically walk with God and live in a way that pleases Him. Also, I have the freedom to use the education that I have to teach in the best possible way.
How are faith and learning integrated at CLS?
One of the things I love about teaching here is that I get to share my passion for God’s Word and His principles. When something comes up in any subject that can be tied back to God, it is a natural segue. The conversation is not forced or coerced, but just part of the everyday dialogue. I don’t have to put God in a box and talk about Him at certain times, but He is a continuing presence throughout our day. This includes teaching children the very concrete lesson of how to reconcile to one another because Christ reconciled Himself to us.
How do you make a spiritual impact on your students?
I think one of the ways I make a spiritual impact on my students is through real dialogue, real stories of things I’ve learned, and real application of God’s principles in the classroom. Another way I try to make an impact is to cover the Old and New Testament through hand motions so that the students leave my classroom with an overview of the history of the Bible.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I believe I bring a compassion and caring toward my students and their families. I am passionate about their moving forward and doing their best. I am especially passionate about passing on a love of reading to my students.
What sets CLS students apart from other students?
They have a caring spirit toward one another and if there is a student who isn’t caring or a student who teases or is unkind, the other students are very upset by it. They really do come along side and help one another as much as they know how at this level. There is a kind spirit here.