Meet the Teacher: Amy Yon
What is your name? Amy Yon
What do you teach? 2nd grade
How many years have you taught at Dayspring? The 2018-2019 school year is my first year at Dayspring.
What do you appreciate the most about the Principle Approach? Helping students to understand that Biblical principles weave into every subject area and all aspects of our daily lives
What do you see in your students that is most encouraging? The students are excited about learning and they love Jesus. They enjoy learning how they can be more like Him in their everyday lives.
Why do you love teaching at Dayspring? I love that I am able to teach in a Christian environment, around others who are actively living out their faith walk. I love that I can “pause” at any time during the school day to pray or discuss something that might be going on in the classroom from a Biblical perspective. I love that sometimes our students forget they are in History class or Geography class having confused it with Bible class.
How do you teach a biblical worldview in your classroom? We talk about many character traits that when applied in our lives will help us to be more like Jesus. We discuss everyday circumstances and what the Bible says about how to handle those situations.
What do you think most students appreciate about your class? We enjoy a lot of hands on activities in our classroom. The students enjoy learning through experience, being engaged and having fun too. We also learn through small group activities, working with a partner and rotations.
What is unique about you, your talents, or interests that you bring to the classroom? I love kids and watching their excitement as they learn something new. I have traveled to many different places around the world, including having lived Kenya with my family, and enjoy sharing about those experiences. I enjoy opening up the world a little bit more to their young minds. I have always served alongside my husband who is a kid’s pastor, so being able to openly teach the Bible in the classroom is a true joy! I’m also creative and love to add creative elements to our learning.
What have you seen in your students over the years that has touched your heart the most? So far, this year, the biggest “smile in my heart” was when a student asked “Are we in Bible class?” and I had the privilege of answering him “No, not really…we are actually in History class right now”. We then had a “mini lesson” on how God and His Word is the foundation of and woven through every subject area. It’s such a blessing to be teaching in this way.
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.