About Miss Smith

Fully Rely on God

About Miss Smith

I was born and raised in the state of Washington.  My family lived on a farm.   I learned the value of working hard and caring for family.

I became a Christian in my early teens during  a Christian concert.  One of the singers shared Jesus’ words from John 14:6 “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”  I realized then that I had been trying to please God by going to church, trying to be “good”, praying, and reading my Bible.  The Bible said that I just needed to turn from my sin, believe in Jesus, and receive God's free gift of salvation.  Jesus is our Good News: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.  Jesus died in my place for my sins so that I can have eternal life.  Without Christ, I was full of guilt, frustration, and without eternal hope.  With Jesus, I have eternal life.  I did and still do struggle with wrong attitudes, selfish desires, and wanting my own way.   Jesus gives me forgiveness and the strength to live a right life.  It has been a joy to have a relationship with God for so many years.

I received a B.A. in elementary education at Central Washington University.  My first teaching job was as a third grade teacher in a public school.  Then God called me to teach in a Christian school.  Last year was my 26th year of teaching at Riverside Christian Day School.  I enjoy my work and feel like I have family there.  I taught 15 years as a third grade teacher.  It  is now my 12th year as computer teacher.  I appreciate that I can share the love of Jesus Christ freely at this school with my students.

I bought my first home computer in 1996 so I could email a friend in Japan.  I love using computers and teaching my students on computers.