Meet the Teacher: Jill Martin
What is your name? Jill Martin
What do you teach? 3rd grade
How many years have you taught at Dayspring? The 2018-2019 school year is my 4th year.
What do you appreciate the most about the Principle Approach? As a Christian, I strive to live my life based on God’s Word and the principles in it. Teaching in a school that approaches education in the same way is exciting! “Bible” is not just a subject at our school, but the Bible is woven throughout all subjects not only as the origin of all subjects, but also as the lens by which all subjects can be studied and understood. I see teaching in a Principle Approach school as an extension of my life’s calling and purpose.
What do you see in your students that is most encouraging? What is most encouraging about my students is that they come from homes where parents share the same desires and goals for their children as I do. My students enjoy learning not only about individual subjects such as math, reading, and science, but also about God. It is so exciting to partner with parents in raising up godly children.
How do you teach a biblical worldview in your classroom? A biblical worldview is taught and caught in my classroom. I do my best to model the life of a Christian while teaching how to think and reason from a Biblical perspective.
What do you think most students appreciate about your class? I think my students appreciate my kind and caring classroom environment.
What is unique about you, your talents, or interests that you bring to the classroom? I have had teaching experience in several grade levels at several different schools. I think this helps me understand many behaviors kids bring to the table. I also love music and theater. My experiences in those areas are always a plus in the classroom! Lastly, I am a parent of two teen children. Being a parent helps me be a better teacher.
What have you seen in your students over the years that has touched your heart the most? I have seen students come to know the Lord in a personal way. That makes it all worth while.
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.