Meet the Teacher: Brian Fleetman
What is your name? Brian Fleetman
What do you teach? I teach Upper School Art and Lower School Physical Education, I am the Yearbook Advisor, & Art Department Head
How many years have you taught at Dayspring? The 2018-2019 school year is my 5th year.
What do you appreciate the most about the Principle Approach? Through the Principle Approach, biblical truth leads out each subject. It is foundational in everything we teach, the ways in which we interact with our curriculum, and also how we deliver the content to our students.
What do you see in your students that is most encouraging? My students have embraced the process that is involved in creating art. The creation process is hard and takes time to develop. God blesses some with a natural talent but everyone is capable of creating art that will ultimately bring honor and glory to our Lord and Savior.
Why do you love teaching at Dayspring? Family! We are a Christian community and it feels like everyone is family. We support each other in prayer which is such an important aspect of our spiritual growth. Our students also take notice to these facts as well and we are able to live out our faith.
How do you teach a biblical worldview in your classroom? God was the first artist and He displayed His creative genius from the very beginning. We, as His children, emulate His original act of creation. We are to do this to bring honor and glory to Him and point our lives back to God. A biblical worldview in the arts is absolutely necessary because the world has corrupted the arts and Christian artists must be willing to stand in the gap.
What do you think most students appreciate about your class? I know that they appreciate my classes! Over the years, I’ve had many students inform me of their love of creating and the freedom they experience in this environment.
What is unique about you, your talents, or interests that you bring to the classroom? Teachers are students as well. We are the authority within our classrooms but we must never become complacent. If a teacher wants to improve as an educator we must always be willing to learn. We learn new content which is then added into our curriculum. We learn from our colleagues and allow for each of our gifts to shine. We also learn from our students, this is the one that rings true for me because I understand the impact relationships can make on a child.
What have you seen in your students over the years that have touched your heart the most? Dayspring students are compassionate and caring for their peers. They rally around each other on retreats, the athletic fields, and in the classroom.
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.