“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Everything in the Scriptures is God's Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live. The Scriptures train God's servants to do all kinds of good deeds. “All truth is God's truth.” God's Word is to be used as the standard, the foundation to evaluate everything.
My philosophy of education is three-fold. First, I believe in traditional education. Traditional education passes on to students the culture, traditions, beliefs, wisdom, and knowledge of their ancestors. Secondly, I believe in stretching students' minds to their capacity. This facilitates learning. It requires evaluating their prior knowledge and building on that foundation. This philosophy establishes the basis for asking the most critical question – “Why?” Finally, I seek excellence in education and performance. “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
God has blessed me with opportunities to be involved in Christian education for 27 years both domestically and internationally, since graduating from Corban University in 1980 and Western Oregon State University in 1992.
I am a father of three daughters. I have three grandchildren, two girls (ages 7 and 3) and one boy (age 5). Our grandson and two of our daughters live with us or nearby.
We are not new to the PNW, having lived 13 years in the Everett area. We have travelled around the world including living in China for five years. We have just recently returned to the PNW after living on the East Coast for three years. We look forward to establishing our home here where we feel most comfortable.
I look forward to working together for the good of Christian Faith School in the area of technology. I truly enjoy both technology planning and being in the classroom with students of all ages. I love watching them explore and learn at an early age, expanding their ability to multi-task and their knowledge. Then seeing them switch from learning to read, to reading to learn, and watching their knowledge of science, math, history, and fiction grow through the use of technology, is thrilling! Finally teaching them how to use technology for the benefit of others, and letting them fly into the world of creating and managing the technology available to them is pure joy.