Meet the Teacher: Amy Yon
Please introduce yourself and say what your roles are at Dayspring. I am Amy Yon, the 2nd-grade teacher at Dayspring.
Summarize your teaching experience, past and present, including how long you have taught at
Dayspring. I have taught 3rd grade, and Pre-K and homeschooled my own children while living overseas for a few years. The 2021-22 school year will be my 4th year teaching 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 Bachelors in Pre-K/Primary Ed.
Why did you decide to become a teacher? I believe it is an honor to partner with parents in educating and influencing children. I love to see the joy in a child as they begin to understand and learn new things, overcome challenges and grow in their love of learning.
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 the 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 in Kenya with my family, and enjoy sharing 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 have 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 are 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.