25 Sep Amy Smith
Degrees: B.A. Education, The Master’s University
Year Joined Staff: 2017
Professional Background: Prior to coming to St. Stephen’s Mrs. Smith had 11 years of experience as an educator, serving as a special ed. teacher in Los Angeles, a homeschooling tutor out of her home, and a grammar school teacher at Beacon Hill Classical Academy, an ACCS school in California that she and her husband helped found.
Philosophy of Education: Because Jesus calls us to love God with all our minds, it glorifies Him when we train our minds well. Loving God with all our minds includes exploring the beauty of His creation, telling and writing stories, rehearsing His providential rule through history, analyzing words in sentences and paragraphs, memorizing Scripture, creating art and music, and exercising our brains through logic and mathematics. Since the whole earth is full of His glory, education is a devotional experience.