I am so excited to be back inside the walls of Summit Classical Academy! As a Teacher Assistant, I will be able to work with students in small groups and provide additional support where needed. The teachers at Summit have done a phenomenal job of teaching two grades at once and learning how to teach in a classical Christian school. They love their students and put a lot of time and energy into their lessons. The students, teachers, administration, and families are the most friendly and positive community of people to be around.
I took the fall semester off to travel and spend time with my family. Previously, I taught kindergarten for four years and taught one semester of the SCA homeschool co-op, which was first and second graders. I have taught some of the students every year of their schooling so far, which is so fun! Now that I get to spend my mornings at Summit, I will be able to assist in all of the classrooms. This could be taking small groups to review the concept of the day, playing a game to supplement what the students are learning, or providing guidance on their assignment. Students will receive even more opportunities for direct instruction and small group lessons. I will also be able to provide the teachers with more breaks while I take students out for recess. I was lucky enough to have an assistant teacher for two years while I taught kindergarten, so now it is my turn to give back and bless the teachers with extra help.
I am looking forward to the spring semester at Summit Classical Academy and am so thankful everyone has welcomed me back with open arms. In the few days that I have been at school this semester so far, I can see how well the students respect authority, treat others with kindness, and love God with all of their hearts. It will be an amazing spring semester witnessing God’s beauty in this school.
– Stephanie Fiechtner