Meet the Teacher: Bonnie Lucas
What is your name? Bonnie Lucas
What do you teach? Lower school art for grades AK-5
How many years have you taught at Dayspring? The 2018-2019 school year is my 13th year.
What do you appreciate the most about the Principle Approach? The principles are from God’s word – they are solid foundations for students and the teacher to learn and emulate.
What do you see in your students that is most encouraging? Most want to do their best, and accept help and encouragement well. They respond to love and caring.
Why do you love teaching at Dayspring? The Lord gets to be an active part of my classroom as He is the first artist.
How do you teach a biblical worldview in your classroom? God is the first artist, and man copies what God has created. God has put order into all creation and all of life; He has given us vast beauty with varying shape, color, and texture … this is what I teach (what fun and delight I get to have!)
What do you think most students appreciate about your class? Art is fun, and they enjoy being creative and learning new things. Most are enthusiastic about the various projects and all we do in class.
What is unique about you, your talents, or interests that you bring to the classroom? I am a late blooming artist, and I can sympathize with the child who feels they can’t do it. My main goal in my classroom is to love, art is just the means by which I share the love of Jesus. I enjoy the various ages I work with and seeing the maturing of ability through the lower school years. I enjoy planning, and then implementing my lessons. I take great pleasure in completing my own art work, and then sharing techniques I have picked up to my students.
What have you seen in your students over the years that has touched your heart the most? There have been students blessed with servants’ hearts, who want to help classmates who are struggling, there have been students who have lagged behind in skill level who view their work as a masterpiece (and it is!), there has been perseverance, enthusiasm, satisfaction, and just plain fun! But the most valuable through the years has been the character maturing I have seen in individual students.
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.