ICS Teacher Feature Interview: Mrs. Leech
Mrs. Gayle Leech joined Immanuel Christian School in 2018 as the 7th & 8th grade teacher. For the 2020–2021 year, she has stepped into serving as the 6–12th grade math teacher, as well as the Biology teacher. Mrs. Leech attended Geneva College, where she received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Education and Computer Science. She continued her education at Arizona State University, earning a Master's of Education in Educational Technology with an emphasis in Instructional Design.
What value do you see in Christian education?
If we want students to understand God's truths and principles for life, they have to be instructed and shown where they are in God's Word, the Bible.
What makes ICS different than other schools?
At ICS, you are encouraged to learn from your mistakes.
Why do you feel called to teach at ICS?
I was asked to teach at ICS. It is always a pleasure to work somewhere you are wanted and can contribute .
What's your favorite subject/topic to teach? Why?
I enjoy math and science because it is easy to see God's hand in creation, and I love sharing this with students.
Describe your teaching style.
I like to create experiences where the students get to see and figure things out.
What's the best part of your job?
[The best part of my job] is working with the students.
How do you motivate students to learn?
It depends on the student. God created us as unique individuals. I enjoy learning what fascinates and makes each student curious, then I use that [fascination and curiosity] to draw students into the material.