Updated: Oct 2
Mrs. Caroline Mansor began teaching first grade at Immanuel Christian School in the 2019-2020 school year. She attended Eastern University, where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood / Special Education.
What value do you see in Christian education?
Education through a Christian lens not only teaches students about academics but allows students to understand that they were made to learn and be curious and explore the world God has created. It gives a higher purpose to learning than getting a good grade.
What makes ICS different than other schools?
The administration and staff at ICS truly want what is best for the city of Hazleton and its youth. There is a personal connection at ICS. The faculty and staff care about the students and families that walk through its doors. ICS invests in the whole life of a child, not just their academics.
Why do you feel called to teach at ICS?
I feel called to teach at ICS because I believe in the vision and mission of the school. Some of our students will only hear God's Word read or have someone pray for them within the walls of our school. The opportunity to share the Gospel with children and demonstrate the love of Christ (albeit imperfectly) to them is one that I am so thankful for.
Why do you want to teach first graders?
First graders are curious and most have a natural love for learning. I love the energy that they bring to a classroom. Most students will begin to read more fluently in first grade. Watching that progression happen has brought me joy and amazement.
What's your favorite subject to teach? Why?
My favorite subject to teach is science. I love exploring the way God has created things to work and studying His creation.
Describe your teaching style.
Students need to be active participants in their learning. In our classroom, we do a lot of call-and-response, writing answers down, and talking answers out with a partner. Students are also engaged with movements, dances, and songs to learn new concepts. Sometimes we act a little silly, but those moments are usually the ones that they remember.
What's the best part of your job?
Developing relationships and watching students grow is hands-down the best part of my job. The opportunity to help a child take steps toward who God has created them to be is a joy.
Photos were taken during the 2019–2020 school year and prior to COVID-19.