Secondary math teacher, Jimmy Creek shares, “Why I teach”.
I wasn’t raised in a Christian home. I remember being taught about karma, reincarnation, multiple gods…a little of everything. When I got to high school, everything changed and I started looking for something bigger than myself. That led me to youth group where I learned about Jesus for the first time and eventually I went on a mission trip to Mexico, where I gave my life to Christ. Ever since then, God whispered in my ear, guiding me towards teaching as a career.
I went to school to become a teacher and began student teaching at a high school near where I lived. That time brought some of the most challenging experiences of my life and it made me question my calling from the Lord. However, while in prayer over what I should do with my life, someone happened to mention Seattle Christian. I knew of it because one of my best friends had gone there and so I checked it out online. It turns out they had an opening in the math department! The rest was history. I began teaching at SCS the next year and have loved every second of it.
I believe that a Christian Educator has a unique calling, getting the privilege to teach and to mentor all at once, conforming themselves and those they mentor into the image of Christ. My teaching follows that pattern, trying to put students and my relationship with them first, while still holding a high standard in the classroom. It has been a joy to call this place home!