Get to know Preschool teacher, Amy Crouse! Miss Amy has a passion for developing young children spiritually into kids who love and serve Jesus first.
What classes and grade level(s) do you teach?
I teach preschool students.
What do you love most about CLS?
I love the friendly atmosphere. I love the smiles and laughter in the halls from the students and staff.
Why do you like teaching at CLS?
Preschool is foundational. I get to teach to love Jesus first, then ABC-123. CLS has a committed team environment among the teachers.
How are faith and learning integrated at CLS?
Jesus is our key at CLS. We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength, and it is our duty as teachers to empower our students (at all ages and abilities) to understand that message. Each lesson is filtered through the Bible.
How do you make a spiritual impact on your students?
Pray first. We stop. We pray. It works. It changes hearts, solidifies lessons, and eases pain (mental and physical). I award Good Deed Dimes when I see children behaving and obeying as Jesus would have them do. The students, themselves, start to notice the positive attributes about their classmates instead of focusing on the negative. The dimes go into a community jar; they earn them as a class. Periodically we count them and go buy something from the vending machine. The kids deliver the gift with a tag saying “anonymous blessing” attached. We talk about Matthew 6:3, about giving in secret. Each child is unique. I hope to preserve the spirit, reach the heart, teach the mind of each child that Jesus places in my path.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I do have a positive attitude and tend to look for the silver lining in all situations. I love to learn and am so excited to share the enthusiasm. Before coming to CLS, I worked in traditional and untraditional learning environments. My passion is brain development in young children on a physical, psychological, and spiritual level. I love science, and the kids know it. At the K4 level, I help the kids learn through play and hands-on opportunities. It’s a good place to just be! I want the kids to know true joy!
What sets CLS students apart from other students?