Each week on the blog, our Six Questions Series introduces you to one of our wonderful faculty members. Whether you've known some of our teachers for years, or are meeting some of them for the first time, we hope this feature provides a fun opportunity to learn more about the talented and caring faculty faithfully serving our students and our families each and every day. As you see each of these teachers around campus throughout the year, please be sure to say hello!
Today's blog features Mrs. Jenny Schmick, our excellent Assistant Teacher working with our youngest students in our Jr. Kindergarten class. Enjoy!
1. What do you teach at ILS/what is your role at ILS?
I am the Assistant Teacher in the Jr Kindergarten classroom. My role at Immanuel is to aide Mrs. Honig, the Lead Teacher, in successfully carrying out her daily lessons to our youngest students. I also teach theology to our JrK friends and help them understand the word of God.
2. What attracted you to classical, Christian education?
I had never heard of classical, Christian education until I started working at Immanuel in the After Care program. I was immediately impressed with the respect between students and teachers and the quality of the curriculum.
3. What do you enjoy most about our ILS community?
What I enjoy most about our ILS community is the support and friendship they graciously give to the faculty and staff. It is a blessing to work for, and with, such a loving community.
4. What was your favorite class (or subject) in school?
My favorite subject in school was Art. I loved being introduced to different mediums and art techniques.
5. What book(s) are you currently reading? (What books are on your nightstand?)
Currently on my nightstand is Guide to the Appalachian Trail by Jim Chase. It was a gift from my younger daughter after she found out that hiking the AT is on my bucket list. I've only glanced through it but look forward to reading it and discovering more about the trail.
6. Please share one thing families wouldn't already know about you.
I have run in a handful of 10 milers and one half-marathon and would like to finish a full marathon one day.