Upper School Math Teacher
Get to know Shelly Pinter, Upper School Math Teacher. Mrs. Pinter loves to show her students how God is working and present in all areas of their lives, even in a subject like math!
What classes and grade level(s) do you teach?
I teach Advanced Pre-Algebra for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade, and Pre-Calculus and College Algebra for 11th and 12th grade
What do you love most about CLS?
I really appreciate that my children and I spend our day in a school that is filled with loving, Christian students and staff! I also love the chapels that we are able to attend each week. Students are being challenged academically, and I know they will be prepared for college.
Why do you like teaching at CLS?
I love the community at CLS. I feel like the teachers and students are working together to encourage and support each other. To me, it is such a blessing to go to a job where I get to praise God, worship in chapel and pray daily with my students. I also love experiencing that moment when the light bulb goes on and a student understands a concept in math class. This gives me great joy!
How are faith and learning integrated at CLS?
I am glad that our school encourages us to pray with our students and to include God in our lesson plans. I try to find “God moments” when teaching lessons in math.
How do you make a spiritual impact on your students?
I do my best to be a good role model for my students. I want them to know that I live my life to please God. I encourage them to please God in all areas of their lives, and I pray for them daily!
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I love teaching math. I know that some students don’t like math, so I try to make it fun by creating songs or sayings to remember formulas or processes in math. They love it! I teach my classes with enthusiasm and excitement.
What sets CLS students apart from other students?
So many of our students have a heart for God. They want to be leaders in their school and their communities. I have seen so many Christian Life students graduate and become important and valuable members of our society. Many of them have even traveled to different parts of the world to share their faith!