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Matthew Henry teaches math and worldviews at Dayspring Christian Academy.
Matthew Henry

Meet the Teacher: Matthew Henry

February 1, 2016
Posted in: Meet The Teacher
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What is your name? Matt Henry

What do you teach? Worldviews, Geometry, Computer Science, Wisdom Books, Algebra 1

How many years have you taught at Dayspring? The 2018-2019 school year is my 3rd year at Dayspring as a teacher.  I am a Dayspring Alum.

What do you appreciate the most about the Principle Approach? The Principle Approach seems to me the only approach to education.  Knowledge is either foundational or building upon previous knowledge.  To address the later without properly examining and explaining the former is irresponsible and incomplete education.  I appreciate the opportunity to educate well.

What do you see in your students that is most encouraging? Joy and service.  Of course this is not present in every student, but I am most encourage by seeing joy and a love for life both inside and outside the classroom as well as seeing students who look for opportunities to serve and build one another up.

Why do you love teaching at Dayspring? I love the relationships I have formed both with the students and the rest of the staff.  Other environments are not always conducive to such relationships.

How do you teach a biblical worldview in your classroom? I believe that this is accomplished through many different means, chief among which is a greater care for my students than the material that I teach them.  When my desire is first and foremost the growth of the individual, The Holy Spirit directs toward opportunities to disciple.

What do you think most students appreciate about your class? I think that students know that I care for them as opposed to simply caring that they pass my class.

What is unique about you, your talents, or interests that you bring to the classroom? I am still pretty young so I believe that some students find me to be relatable.  I also am a youth pastor and I think the relationships that I am able to have with my youth group teens enables me to have good relationships with my students.

What have you seen in your students over the years that has touched your heart the most? The process of maturation that I have seen in just the short time I’ve been here is incredible!  I have had the opportunity to watch students become good learners and young adults that I have been blessed to have cared for and instructed just for a little time.  The greatest blessing is being a part of what God is doing on earth and I have the opportunity to be a part of that each and every day.

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.