Recently, I asked the teachers to share their stories –
Why did they became teachers? How did they come to be a part of the Immanuel family?
Today, I would like to share some of their reasons with you.Positive Influence: Many of our teachers were influenced by the teachers that taught them. A number of our teachers attended Lutheran schools where their teachers had fun teaching and made learning fun. Their teachers exhibited kindness, grace, and encouragement to them as students. These experiences planted a seed in the hearts of our teachers - they wanted to be teachers when they grew up to inspire and touch the hearts of the next generation.
God’s Call for Them: Our teachers described how this was God’s plan, a calling or nudge to teach, and how every path led them here. Immanuel’s teachers are deeply rooted in their service to God through their call to teach your children. Many mentioned how teaching was the only thing they ever really wanted to do.
Share God’s Love: Teaching at Lutheran Schools, and in particular Immanuel, is a place where our teachers can openly share their faith with their students. They can pray with the students, comfort them with the hope of God, and help them discover God’s plan for them in their lives. Immanuel is a community that honors children as the priceless Children of God. Here, the teachers are able to participate in a ministry of Love to the students and their families.
As we plan our celebration of National Lutheran School Week January 22nd – 27th, we celebrate our teachers and their commitment to excellent education, sharing God’s love, and caring for each student.