Hi, I’m Lee Ann, the creator of Faithful Teaching. After retiring from a 30+ year career in public education, I decided it was time to share my faith and experience as a mother, teacher, and school administrator.
Over the years I’ve dedicated myself to education. I began in 1973 as a teacher in the California public school system and as a Sunday School Teacher on the weekends.
After earning a master’s degree in Education Leadership from the California State University system, I decided it was time to take on a new challenge, charter schools. I was intrigued about the potential to hybridize home and site-based schooling.
In the mid-1990s I founded two California Charter Schools and in 2013 I retired as principal from one of those schools. I possess both a lifetime teaching credential and an administrative credential in the State of California.
In 1994, I co-authored a children’s book, Castles and Fairy Tales which takes a curriculum-approach to teaching students. Although I’m no longer authoring books, I hope this website serves to reach and inspire others to become stronger in their faith and leadership.
My life as an educator has also transferred into service with my local church. I’ve held various roles in the Christian church, ranging from:
- Sunday school teacher
- Good News Club leader
- Bible study leader
I was only 8 years old when I asked Jesus into my heart at summer camp. I grew in my faith with the help of a family of teachers who believed teaching was a ministry and a way to share the love of Christ, even in a public school setting.
When I married my husband we decided to teach abroad for several years. Along with 3 children, we traveled extensively in Europe while my husband taught at an American high school. When the children were older, I returned to full-time teaching.
Upon our return to the U.S., we settled in a small town and while the children grew, we were active in a local non-denominational church. Sunday school, Bible studies, and other ministries were always an important part of our involvement in the community.
From my earliest years, I have been surrounded by family and friends who encouraged Bible study, prayer, and church attendance. Since then, and for the last 61 years, I have experienced some of the best and worst examples of ministries in a variety of Christian settings.
With Faithful Teaching, I hope to share examples for teaching and ministry and be an encouragement to other families. Remember, Jesus never fails.
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