Upper School Science Teacher
Get to know Upper School Science teacher, Greg Zurbuchen. Mr. Zurbuchen finds ways to implement biblical principles in each of his classes and interactions with students!
What classes and grade level(s) do you teach?
I teach 10th through 12th-grade science.
What do you love most about CLS?
I love the students. Getting to know my students and interacting with them on a daily basis makes each day an enjoyable adventure. Sharing life experiences with the students helps us all to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially.
Why do you like teaching at CLS?
I like teaching at CLS because it is such a positive, encouraging environment. It’s a pleasure being part of such a godly staff, a staff that really cares about the students and isn’t just in it for the paycheck.
How are faith and learning integrated at CLS?
At CLS, faith and learning are fully integrated. We not only have focused times of worship and theological studies (weekly Chapel and required Spiritual Formations classes), but Christian faith is also a part of everything we do. All classes are taught with a biblical worldview and all school activities, sports, and arts are done with Christian values in mind.
How do you make a spiritual impact on your students?
I impact my students spiritually in the way that I live out my life. I make a strong effort to always set a godly example for my students in and out of the classroom. I treat them with loving grace and kindness. I share my faith with them on a daily basis as we start each class with a short biblical devotional and prayer (The Prayer Word of The Day).
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
With 20 years experience in research and development engineering, I bring much real world knowledge into the science classroom. I enjoy giving students the opportunity to see and experience real science in action through exciting demonstrations and hands-on examples they can relate to.
What sets CLS students apart from other students?
CLS students as a whole show maturity beyond their peers. The spiritual maturity of most of the students is very impressive. I am pleased that so many CLS students are generous with their time and talents, volunteering to work for Christian missions and other community efforts. Overall, CLS students treat others with a measure of loving respect not often seen in today’s youth.