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David Landon

Meet the Teacher: David Landon

November 27, 2016
Posted in: Meet The Teacher
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What is your name? David Landon

What do you teach? 8th Grade Civics and PA History, 9th Grade Rudiments of America’s Christian History, 10th Grade World History, Honors World History, and 12th grade Church History.

Why did you decide to become a teacher? I knew discipleship was important and teaching history was a way I could do that.

How many years have you taught at Dayspring? I have taught for 10 years. The 2022-2023 school year is my fifth year at Dayspring.

State your level of education, highlight any degrees, special awards, memberships, or specific focuses you have and any key accomplishments, honors, or titles. I have a B.A. in History with a focus on European Studies, and I have a M.A. in Church History.

What do you appreciate the most about the Principle Approach? God’s Word is applicable every day. The Principle Approach has helped me become more self aware of articulating principles I use or need to use on a daily basis.

What do you see in your students that is most encouraging? Growth. I love to see my students mature in discernment and in Christian character.

Why do you love teaching at Dayspring? The faculty and administration are passionate about pointing students to Christ. They are supporting, gracious and always willing to help new faculty members develop.

How do you teach a biblical worldview in your classroom? As a Christian teaching history, I seek to show that events from the past have a pressing importance on the present. Different perspectives in time and place help us appreciate events from multiple viewpoints, but there is good and evil, right and wrong. Choices have consequences for the better and the worse, but that assertion of value can only be stated from a Christian world view where God’s word is absolute truth.

What do you think most students appreciate about your class? I would hope that my students know I have a sincere desire to develop skills that enable them to think critically and assess different views carefully.

What is unique about you, your talents, or interests that you bring to the classroom? I like music. I often have a sing, or have a song or recording that is relevant to the historical period we’re studying.

What have you seen in your students over the years that has touched your heart the most? When a graduate comes back and says, “Thank you! Now that I’m in college…”.

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.