Why do I love teaching at TCA?

By, Kim Graef, High School English 

Why do I love teaching at TCA? The answers are actually contained in the question itself. 

Love: The love that I feel in this community is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. Being a first-year TCA teacher, the faculty and staff have offered help, support, and kindness in so many ways. In particular, Miss Chen and Miss Contino regularly check in with me and offer advice whenever I am in need. The faculty devotionals are a particular favorite of mine. Having the opportunity to begin my day with scripture and prayer with my fellow teachers is wonderful. The students, too, have shown me love in so many ways. I look forward to the smiles in the hallways, the visits before and after school, and the occasional texts and FaceTime chats on the weekends. TCA is love in action.
 
Teaching: I have been a teacher for over 20 years. I’ve taught pre-school through college, but I have a special place in my heart for high school. It’s such an exciting time in the lives of young people. I enjoy the literature-based curriculum at TCA and the discussions I can have with my students as we read great books together. Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” We do that here one student at a time.
 
TCA: This school is passionate in its pursuit of educating each student, not just providing them with the requisite academic knowledge, but laying a strong biblical foundation as well. I am continually amazed at the depth of the love so many of my students have for Jesus Christ. I like to sit behind them in chapel and watch them as a group as they sing along with the praise band. They are not self-conscious as they praise their Creator. To them, worship is a part of their lives at TCA.
 
Many years ago I had a friend advise me that if I was going to spend almost two-thirds of my life working, I had better find something I enjoyed doing. I have certainly found my bliss here at TCA. I am blessed and honored that I have a “home away from home” in Room 212.
April Open HouseOpen House, April 28th @ 1PM

Please join us on April 28th for our TCA Spring Open House! At this open house, you’ll get a personalized tour guided by one of our student ambassadors, meet our Head of School along with our other school administrators, get in person access to our Admissions Team to have all your questions answered, and have an opportunity to view a special preview performance of Beauty and the Beast Jr. We are excited to meet you and show you how TCA helps its students discern their gifts and abilities so they can pursue excellence while following God’s lead in their lives.

First Look Friday Open HouseFriday, April 16, 2021

First Look Friday Open Houses are held on the first Friday of every month, November – May. Open Houses run from 9 AM – 12 PM and include a student ambassador-guided tour of our school as well as a chance to meet our Admissions team and ask any questions you might have.

TCA GraduationClass of 2021

The Senior class of The Christian Academy announces its Commencement Exercises
Friday, June 4th, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

We would like to thank our parents, administration, faculty, and friends for the loving and prayerful support they have given us.
Limited Seating Available. You can watch the ceremonies live by clicking the link to our graduation page below.