In this week's edition of our Six Questions Series, we hear from our 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Anastasia Krumwiede, who is in her fifth year of teaching at ILS.
We hope that you enjoy this Six Questions Series as an opportunity to better get to know the wonderful teachers, faculty, and board members who faithfully serve in our school community. It is our privilege and honor to partner with our families, and we are so grateful for the support from our parents and families.
We want to hear from you! What questions would you like to ask our faculty? Share your questions in the comments below, and we may use some of these for upcoming faculty features!
1. What do you teach at ILS/what is your role at ILS?
I have the privilege and the joy to be teaching third grade!
2. What attracted you to classical, Christian education?
I always used to critique how I was taught in school and was curious about the history of education. From reading Plato and Aristotle, I always knew that education hadn't just started to be a thing in the 19th or 20th centuries. A child's education creates the fabric of society and ultimately leads to the success or downfall of nations. Education seems pretty important, so what is the best way to be educated? I'm convinced that the classical mode is best.
Students also need to be prepared for the end of their earthly life. The glory of Heaven is surely even more important than the fabric of society. I knew that it was vital for students to learn about Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and that, yes, they will be with him in paradise one day. During one Theology lesson in third grade, we were discussing what clothing one should wear to church and one student pointed out that people should wear to church what they want to be buried in! Bingo! (This is one of the reasons why I love teaching.)
3. What do you enjoy most about our ILS community?
I really enjoy and cherish the connections between Immanuel Lutheran Church and the school. I get to see students on Sunday and Monday-Friday. This gives me more opportunities to get to know families better. I also enjoy the support, love, and friendship that I have with all my fellow teachers as well as with parents. I really appreciate how everyone in the community shows Christian humility and forgiveness to one another.
4. What was your favorite class (or subject) in school?
Let's see. In elementary school I really loved History because my teachers would tell amazing stories about famous historical figures. Then later in high school I loved Algebra a lot and then finally my true love came, Latin.
5. What book(s) are you currently reading? (What books are on your nightstand?)
I really love to read to my husband before we sleep. Our favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo. I've been reading him that book along with Ovid's Erotic Poems, which sounds scandalous but it's not (erotic is just from the word eros in Greek which means love). Also on my nightstand I have a Lutheran devotional book for daily prayers. I am also reading Lewis' The Great Divorce, and I'm trying to read Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis, translated into Latin by Peter Needham.
6. Please share one thing families wouldn't already know about you.
This is a hard one. I really love watching Korean period pieces, especially ones based on ancient poems or stories. Also, the costumes and sets are amazing.