Updated: Oct 2
Mrs. Huiyan Frohlich began teaching third grade at Immanuel Christian School in the 2019-2020 school year. She attended George Mason University, where she graduated with a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instructions.
What value do you see in Christian education?
God is the Creator of everything that we explore and study. The way we see God determines the way we see everything else. Christian education allows us to not only learn the knowledge, but also learn about ourselves and our Creator.
What makes ICS different than other schools?
Jesus is the center of the school. We have wonderful teachers and staff that believe Jesus is the answer to teach and guide our students.
Why do you feel called to teach at ICS?
ICS has a Christ-centered atmosphere: teachers start their days with prayers; students start their days with Bible study; staff are determine to serve and help. I want to be part of it.
What's your favorite subject to teach? Why?
My favorite subject to teach is Language Arts. I am a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, and English is my second language. It is fun to share my English learning experience with my students. In addition, in third grade, I can see students make tremendous progress in this subject.
Describe your teaching style.
I like to add real-life experience to my teaching. Students should know why they are learning [a certain subject] and how it will help them in their lives in the future. I want to make connections with my students and get to know them, their learning styles, and their lives.
What's the best part of your job?
I can share about God and hear how God guides other people everyday.
How do you see God at work in ICS? In your classroom?
This past year was challenging, and I saw God faithfully lead us through it. God has called many servants of His to ICS and we support each other through His words, prayers, and encouragements. I can think of a couple occasions where I told my students that we need to pray and ask for God's wisdom, then He calmed us down and gave us the wisdom to solve the problem.
How do you motivate students to learn?
I want them to know that they all are wonderfully and fearfully made by God. I want them to see who they are in the eyes of our Creator and know that each one of them is unique.
Photo above is from the 2019–2020 school year and was taken prior to COVID-19.