Meet the Teacher: Angela Adams
What is your name? My name is Angela Adams.
What do you teach? I have the privilege of teaching 6th grade History, English-Literature, Geography, and Bible. I also teach 8th grade English-Literature.
How many years have you taught at Dayspring? I have been teaching at Dayspring for 20 years. There were 5 years in between that I was raising my son, until he was old enough to be enrolled here at Dayspring.
What do you appreciate the most about the Principle Approach? The Principle Approach uses God’s Word as its foundation and stresses biblical reasoning. I appreciate the emphasis on history and the focus placed on God’s word moving westward and its impact on nations and individual liberty.
What do you see in your students that is most encouraging? I love seeing growth. One of the best aspects of teaching 8th grade English-Literature and 6th grade is that I see the changes and steps toward academic and spiritual growth within that 2-year span of time. I also love when students become excited about the subjects that I love to teach, especially history and Bible. Those “aha” moments are also very enjoyable as a teacher.
Why do you love teaching at Dayspring? I am reminded time and time again that much like my church family, the members of the faculty and staff are also my family. I can say the same of the families we serve. It is so wonderful to hear how a parent is praying, or to have the opportunity to pray for them. Dayspring is a community and many of the relationships we form with students continue even after they have long graduated.
How do you teach a biblical worldview in your classroom? Bible is one of the easiest courses to begin conversations on biblical principles, but the Principle Approach also comes across easily in other subjects too. For instance, in Literature, we can recognize God’s truth in the books we read, even books that we consider “pagan” literature. We believe that all truth is God’s truth, and when there are aspects that are contrary to biblical thinking it makes for great discussions. In history, we recognize God’s sovereignty and his desire to bring all things under Christ. We emphasize God’s view of man, the importance of a relationship with Christ, and how this relates to individual liberty and the blessings received when we walk in that liberty. God’s sovereign hand and blessing does not only reach to the individual, but also to nations.
What do you think most students appreciate about your class? I would say my enthusiasm for my subjects are what students most appreciate.
What is unique about you, your talents, or interests that you bring to the classroom? I love to be creative. I do my best to keep students engaged in their learning, whether it is performing skits, conducting a “break-out”, or simply moving around the room in response to questions. I also love my subjects, especially the Civil War.
What have you seen in your students over the years that has touched your heart the most? I love seeing students who say, “I learned that in 6th grade,” or “Mrs. Adams, taught me that.” I have one student who is now majoring in History and studying abroad whose father came up to me and said, “We blame you for our daughter’s love for history.” I also really appreciate seeing students who are serving God on the mission field. This was where my heart was and why I became a teacher. God never called me abroad, but I love seeing students who are serving internationally for the sake of the Gospel. I love supporting them and praying for them. My heart is richly blessed by them.
At Dayspring Christian Academy, we are committed to raising up the next generation of Christian leaders who acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of life, demonstrate a biblical worldview, become citizens of excellence in Christian character and scholarship, and aid in the restoration of America’s biblical foundation. If you would like to learn more about Dayspring Christian Academy, please contact Karol Hasting at 717-285-2000 or schedule a private tour using the button below.