You go to school every day. To guide, to inspire, to encourage, to teach. And that's what makes the difference.

Tell us why you teach.

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Christian school teachers often refer to their profession as a calling, not just a career. They’re passionate about what they do, why they do it, and the importance of influencing the lives of children with their approach to teaching. For them, the classroom is a place of learning, but also one of encouragement, guidance, and creativity. And everything that goes into it makes up a part of their story. That’s something worth sharing. After all, teachers love hearing from other teachers about what makes this calling of theirs so amazing. That’s why Abeka created this space where teachers can share with each other why teaching is such an important part of their lives.

Hear from Abeka's President, Dr. Troy Shoemaker, about our passion for supporting Christian school teachers.

Tell Us Why You Teach.

What inspires you to teach every day? Join the #TellUsWhyYouTeach movement to encourage others by submitting your story. For you, it’s not just about teaching Math or Language Arts. Developing a child’s love for Jesus is just as important. You made the choice to teach in a school that focuses on educating children from a Christian perspective for a reason, and we want to hear what inspired that decision. Your experience could light a flame in someone else’s heart. 

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  - II Corinthians 4:6

By submitting your story, you could be selected as our Christian School Teacher Spotlight and get featured here on our website and on our social media channels. 

Use the following form to submit your story. It’ll appear below within a couple of business days after submission.

See what others are saying about why they teach.

The excitement on my students faces when they have overcame an obstacle in the classroom. They have worked hard and we have approached it from different angles to make that connection. Their words and hugs are the sweetest thanks. God opens these doors and we have the privilege of walking through.



I teach because God gifted me the ability to talk to kids in a way that makes sense to them. I also love watching the light in their eyes come alive when they finally understand, I love when they ask so many questions, I love their beautiful inquisitive minds. I adore teaching!



God first called me to be a teacher when I was in 2nd grade. I saw the love of Jesus in my teacher and she led me to Christ. I am proud to be a teacher! I teach so I can give back to children what was given to me: an excellent Christian education and the love of Jesus Christ. To God be the glory



I teach because of the teachers who invested in my life. I long to be “that teacher”, who loves each student individually and who can make learning come to life. When learning is personal and fun students enjoy it. Jude 22, and of some have compassion making a difference.



I have just finished my 35th year teaching at WMCS! I graduated from my school “just a few years ago.” I felt so blessed to be able to learn in a Christian environment and I still enjoy going there every day to share my faith with my students. I am a third generation teacher. I love my mission.

Lee Anne


What inspires me the most to teach is the opportunity to have the students complete attention with out distractions to help them connect God with everything they do in life including learning. Watching a student connect God to science, math, and even PE brings me great joy.



I live and work at a mission school in Zambia, teaching the grade 8 and 9 class. I left the UK to come and teach here to help to inspire a generation of young Zambians to gain a solid education but most importantly to begin and nuture a real relationship with the Lord Jesus.



I teach in a low income community , where children lack the opportunities of physically experiencing the world around them. I teach them through books, and pictures of where they can go , the places where there are less fortunate children , and they appreciate the little they have.



My love for Christ.



Why do I teach? The answer is simple really. I teach because I believe with all my heart that it is what God has called me to do. I teach because I know that God has given me this wonderful gift and I want to use it to His honor and His glory. I teach because I can’t imagine doing anything else.



My primary goal in teaching is to give others a love for truth, encourage and build their relationship with Jesus, and pass on Christ's vision for the world, so that they will understand their role in reaching this world with the gospel.



I began teaching about 35 years ago in a small Chrisitan school in Fort Worth, Texas. I have come to realize, over all these years, that the opportunities I have, to touch the lives of my students, are opportunities to touch lives far beyond my own life, to touch the generations that follow.



I love to teach Bible and Math. We start our class with Bible each day. I love Abeka Bible curriculum. I like to teach my students how this can help them in every day life. I believe as a Christian school teacher it is our job to teach the next generation about the love of God.



Because I get to see their hearts, and they get to see mine....<3



I was smiling on a Friday at the end of the day not because they were leaving but because we learned and had fun.



I teach because it is my passion and my calling. The zeal to watch them learn and grasp a concept is out of this world amazing. The excitement in teaching others stems from within you. I crave the desire to help others reach their goal in learning. Successful teaching promotes successful learners.



I teach because it’s my passion. The abeka curriculum allows me to teach Gods word.

Jessie Ann


I teach for the "lightbulb" moments. The look in a student's eyes when they understand a new concept and the excitement that brings. I teach to make an impact for Christ on this future generation. Day by day. Lesson by lesson. "And of some have compassion, making a difference" Jude 22



I am an Early Childhood Teacher. I enjoy watching children absorb what they learn like a sponge. I like to watch their faces glow like lightbulbs when they share what they learned during storytime. I enjoy teaching them French, and their retention is quick!



I teach so I can learn. The severely emotionally disturbed, the autistic, the hyper active, the oppositional defiant, all teach me how fortunate I am and daily give me lessons on life. I teach so I can be inspired.



Teaching children lifeskills that they can use to glorify God is my greatest passion! My favorite part of every day is going to school! This month's focus for my students is for them to use a blank calendar to set a daily goal. When accomplished, I sign that day. Rewards are earned.



I find that teaching places me at the heart's level of the most precious of all spirits--the children of our society.



Life is all about living and growing. Teaching gives me the opportunity to teach students and help them to grow in many ways not just academically. It is always wonderful to see how much they have grown academically socially physically etc by the end of first grade.



I teach because I want to help a child be the potential they were born to be and stand up for what they believe and dream big.



Seeing the students at the beginning of the year & how they mature & grow in their academics is amazing! Helping a child be successful for the next grade level & their future, that's success for me.



I teach because it is my passion. I believe that teaching is what God put me on earth to do, as well as, to motivate, encourage, and pour into the lives of young people. I want my students to know that they can achieve anything that they put their minds to with hard work and dedication.



I teach because it is my passion and my calling. The love for children comes natural. The zeal to watch them learn and grasp a concept is out of this world amazing. The excitement in teaching others stems from within you. I crave the desire to help others reach their goal in learning.



I teach because it’s my calling. I’m grateful to have an opportunity everyday to impact our future: youth.



After working in business for 10 years at several jobs God asked me if I had enough of trying to do it my way. He reminded me of my love for children and gave me an opportunity to teach here in Thailand. I love it so much that I don’t know if I could ever do anything else again.



I am called to be a place of refuge and a guiding light for my students. I desire to enhance their sense of worth and their view of the world. My goal is to cultivate their love for learning, give them hope for the future, and the tools necessary to reach their God-given potential.



I'm a teacher with 25 years experience in developing bilingual English /Spanish curriculum. I also develop enrichments programs for ballet, flamenco, etiquette and protocol in Private Christian Schools. Since I was a little girl, I knew teaching was something that came from the heart.



I don’t just teach. I am a mother, a guidance counselor, a shoulder to lean on and a friend. Being a teacher you wear many hats to help shape these little people who look up to you as a role model. That’s why I teach, to have an impact on a child that’s everlasting.



My call to classical Christian education began in 1978 when I read Dorothy Sayers's essay "The Lost Tools of Learning" at PCC. I became convinced of the necessity of the Trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) to equip students to love God with all their minds and to become lifelong learners of truth



When I was younger my speech therapist reminded me that I was greater than my obstacle. Now as a teacher I use that same love to encourage students that they are greater than their obstacles. Young minds are diamonds waiting to be excavated. We must handle them gently and with care. Shine bright



I teach to instill in my students that they can become "life long learners". What a blessing it has been over the past 20 years to watch my students "become" as they realize their purpose in life and go out into the world to share with others.



I love teaching them, I do it with my heart.



So many things, but I guess what I love most about teaching is the ability to make a difference in their lives in such a short time. I love teaching them not only academics, but life lessons.



It is an amazing thing to be part of a community that nurtures and molds minds and hearts.



No matter what, I know I am making positive impact on a child's life, and that is what keeps me motivated each and every day.



I love teaching mainly because I love challenging my students' expectations of learning. Keeping my students on their toes and engaged with the material is what motivates me the most. I want them to have fun.



I learn from my students so much more than they ever learn from me.



I teach because I am hopeful, still, that I can have a shot at changing the future. One student at a time.



ENJOY seeing students that I’ve taught grow up as successful individuals and really makes me feel good when they come back to see you and remember something special you did for them or helped mold their future.



I became a teacher to make the world a better place. I wanted to do that not by raising those students who were "A" kids and were college bound, but rather making our middle students better.



This is my first year using the Abeka program and I absolutely love it. I work as a 5th/6th grade teacher in a Christian school. I love everything about it.



My favorite aspect of teaching is hearing the giggles of my students as they play and learn, makes all the hard work and effort worth it!



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