Dr. Debra Cribbs
The fourth graders will learn more about Jesus Christ and how important He is in our daily lives, use larger numbers in math, read novels, learn about the United States, participate in science experiments, write creatively, research different topics and give presentations, learn more about art, and create a few projects in different subject areas such as putting together 3D figures, decorating graham cracker houses, building with toothpicks and cards, building a paper body, and planting.
My mission is to provide all students with a Christ centered education, to challenge them in all subjects, and help them to mature into good citizens as disciples of Jesus.
WHY YOU WANTED TO BECOME A TEACHER
I wanted to help children learn. After I received my BS in Elementary Education from Illinois State University, I began teaching in District 150. I taught first graders my first three years and then fourth graders for the next 25 years. I received a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, and an Ed.D. in Elementary Education with an emphasis on gifted education. I retired in 2016. I had always wanted to teach at a Lutheran school so that I could share the Gospel of Jesus more freely in every aspect of the education process. When the fourth grade teaching position opened up at Concordia Lutheran School, I came out of retirement. It has been a blessing to openly share Christ in the classroom..
I collect the Dickens’ Village from Dept. 56 and converted a room in my house into a Dickens’ Village so it stays up year round. Traveling is also something I enjoy doing and have visited every state in the US except those in the northeast--north of New York. My favorite place to visit in the U.S. is Hawaii, and my favorite place outside of our country is Italy. One of the most unique places I have visited is China.