Judy Cairo

Sixth Grade (previously grades 5-8)

Years of teaching: 31



What is your favorite thing about teaching?

I enjoy learning alongside the students as they discover God's creation and as they ask questions about life.

Please describe anything unique or interesting in your background that is relevant to the job.

While attending The King's College, I did my student teaching at the United Nations in New York City where I taught the children of diplomats and ambassadors from all around the world.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

All children have a sense of wonder about our world, and I enjoy the fact that they have an innate sense of wanting to learn. As a teacher, I have the privilege of learning something new each day with my students.

Who is someone you really admire and why?

Jesus is the Master Teacher, and I strive to model my life after Him.

Can you share any favorite quotes?

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

What is the best advice you have ever heard or received?

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

"I am happiest when..."

I can get my 10,000 steps in during the day :-)

Project-based learning is a great way to engage students to research something they are interested in learning more about. They learn research and writing skills as well as presentation skills.

What is the coolest or most important (teaching/learning/educational) trend you see today?

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I stood on the equator in Quito, Ecuador.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Learn to speak Mandarin and/or Cantonese.