TCA Stories

Lori Miller

“I love the sense of community and family that being apart of TCA brings.”

What do you love about TCA?
I love the sense of community and family that being apart of TCA brings.
How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes at TCA? (Please provide some examples)
Christian Worldview is not something that is simply placed in my teaching it is integrated throughout my teaching. My conversations with the students, like what they did this weekend, can emphasize the importance of spending time with believers. The novels we read and the vocabulary words provide us direct connections to our Savior and what He did for us and how the students can live for him and handle situations in Christlike ways.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I like to think that my enthusiasm and excitement for learning is contagious and gets my students excited. I like to provide hands on experiences where students can delve into the topics we are learning. Such as the baby chick project or the escape the room project for Math.
If you could describe TCA in one word, what would it be?
Tell the one story that best reflects your experience with the TCA community:
I had a student a few years ago that was struggling in my class academically and emotionally. The student had quite a bit happening at home with her father’s health rapidly declining. Part way through the year this student lost her father. The way the body of Christ and the TCA community surrounded her during this time was amazing. A few of us were able to briefly show up for the viewing and that made a huge difference in the life of my student. When she came back I was unsure of how all of this would impact her behavior, but honestly she amazed us all. By the end of the school year, her grades had turned around, and she had blossomed into an amazing caring young lady.