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ICS Teacher Feature Interview: Mr. Boehret

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

Mr. Daniel Boehret began his teaching career at Immanuel Christian School in 1982. He attended Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC for a Bachelor of Music Education degree, Columbia School of Bible and Missions for a Certificate of Biblical Studies, and Bloomsburg University, where he received his Teacher Education Certification. Mr. Boehret will be teaching 5th grade in the 2020-2021 school year.


What value do you see in Christian education?

Christian education enables kids to see the world as it really is, moving them to understand their place in it, and inspiring them to live with eternity in view as a thankful servant of the glorious God.

What makes ICS different than other schools?

ICS works hard at seeing kids as humans with a heart – a heart that needs to be shepherded and nurtured with grace and understanding.

Why do you feel called to teach at ICS?

There is a great opportunity to serve families and their kids here at ICS. I want to work with kids to enable them to understand the world, to see more and more how things are connected in a biblical worldview, and equipping them to serve God in that world.

Why do you want to teach 5th grade?

This is a great age to teach. [Students are] curious, able to understand more intricate things, and willing to learn.

What's your favorite subject to teach? Why?

I enjoy teaching grammar and math, both because they reflect gifts of God that kids need to use well and be comfortable with, enabling them to go as far as they can go in this world.

Describe your teaching style.

I like to keep things lively, interacting with kids frequently, asking lots of questions, checking for understanding, and challenging them with things even beyond the curriculum.

What's the best part of your job?

Working with kids and their parents [is the best part]. I really like this environment because there is so much opportunity.

How do you see God at work in ICS? In your classroom?

He helps and encourages and opens eyes, moving us all to be better in order to serve.

How do you motivate students to learn?

I try to ride the crest of the wave, keeping kids on their toes, challenging them, keeping things interesting and lively.


Photos are from the 2019–2020 school year, before COVID-19.


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