Faculty member since 1989
I found out about HBA through people who worked at the school. They were members of my church, and they were people who I respected and admired. When I went into education they encouraged me to apply.
I’ve been a teacher at HBA for 28 years. One of the reasons I've stayed at HBA is because I get to train my students to be Christian leaders in their community. It is my hope that my students are people who think deeply, care deeply, live purposefully, and live out their faith in the world. I choose to serve in the National Honor Society because it gives me a chance to serve with my students. They learn to use their thinking, and their abilities, and lead and live purposefully as we serve together.
Not all of my students are Christians when they come to HBA, and frankly, some of them are not interested during high school. But one of the great joys of what I do, is that some of them will meet Jesus after high school. One of my former students knew what I stood for, and she was able to call me when she needed to. It has been a great honor to walk with her in her journey to know and follow God.
I think one of the best things about HBA are the personal relationships. There are opportunities for the students to be mentored, and every student will be known or looked out for.