Kris Bush has graciously served Pinnacle Classical Academy as an Upper Elementary School Instructor for the past two years. She is an amazing asset to our school, and it is only fitting for the families – both present and future – to hear her heart about her service to our school.
Q: Which grades do you have under your care?
This year I am privileged to teach and disciple 3rd-6th graders.
Q: What classes do you teach within those grades?
I teach Bible, Theology, Composition, Math, Grammar, Spelling, and History though not all subjects to all grades.
Q: Which is your favorite to teach and why?
Bible and Theology are my favorite to teach because they are the most important subjects, and I am, therefore, the most passionate about them. They are also the subjects with which I am most familiar, having been a constant student of them for more than thirty years.
Q: What prompted your interest in teaching from a classical perspective?
As a homeschool mom for fifteen years, I know the importance of making school and learning a joy rather than a drudgery. The classical model utilizes a child’s natural development with its grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages. By playing to students’ developmental strengths and giving them the tools needed for learning, we are encouraging them to be life-long, self-motivated learners. Our desire should be for students to learn how to think logically and recognize truth using the information they have to make wise decisions.
Q: If your students could walk away from their time with you with one thing, other than the tools of learning, what would you like it be?
Most of all, I desire for my students to develop a deeper relationship with the Lord, by showing them more of the beauty of His character, the wonder of His creation, and the transcendence of His wisdom. My hope is that this permeates every aspect of their lives so that they can live out their God-given purpose to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever.
Q: What is something you have taken away personally from teaching classical education?
In addition to the above mentioned, I have learned to trust Him more in all things, especially in the myriad of things I still do not know or understand.